release date: July 17th, 2020 via Capri Records
4.5 stars: “Not only do Hamilton and his mates perform impeccably as a unit, each one is a superlative soloist whose soliloquys are never less than seductive…. Those who have heard the peerless Jeff Hamilton Trio before should know pretty much what to expect from its latest excursion; those who haven’t should experience the galvanic sensation that comes with unforeseen discovery.” – Jack Bowers, All About Jazz
”The empathy is in joyous evidence when they go out and swing… the trio is sublime, sprightly, and inspired” – Jerry D’Souza, All About Jazz
Jeff Hamilton‘s Catch Me If You Can features his trio with pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Jon Hamar. Building on the foundation of Hamilton’s stirring stick and trademark brush artistry, the outfit calls attention to the durability of the enduring piano trio tradition. As ever, this premier ensemble remains committed to upholding the fundamentals of robust mainstream jazz: forthright and economical improvisation, lyricism, and, above all, uncompromising swing.