Erena Terakubo saxophone David Hazeltine piano, B3 Organ David Williams bass Lewis Nash drums
Erena Terakubo's domestic debut release features David Hazeltine, piano; David 'Happy' Williams, bass; Lewis Nash, drums
A Time For Love is a wonderful snapshot of this rapidly developing artist. There are many highlights on this recording. One of them is "On A Misty Night", an elegant song written by Tadd Dameron. It's a perfect composition for Erena and the group. She tips her hat to Sonny Stitt weaving dynamic lines into the fabric of the song. The solos on this tune are wonderful from everyone in this strong crew of first-rate musicians. Listen to Lewis Nash's ride cymbal throughout this track and you will understand why he is considered one of the best! The title track on A Time For Love is a superb song that brings out the best playing in everyone. I love David Hazeltine's melodic musical statement on the tune. Erena comes through with her passionate alto melting into the core of the song, grooving hard throughout. "88" is a heartfelt, upbeat song written for Yasohachi "88" Itoh. In his lifetime he produced recordings for Art Farmer, Roy Haynes, Clark Terry, Count Basie, Hank Jones, Tony Williams, Abbey Lincoln, Terumasa Hino, and many more. Yasohachi's love for jazz and ear for excellent talent moved him to record and produce Erena first three records. He surrounded her with some of the world's best jazz musicians - including Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, and Ron Carter - and introduced the world to Erena Terakubo in grand fashion! If A Time For Love is your introduction to Erena Terakubo, enjoy going on a musical journey. You will be moved by her skills and passionate sound. As Phil Woods said to after hearing her for the first time, "Who the hell is that?" It's Erena Terakubo! The traditions of this music are in good hands. Through her passion, creativity, and dedication, Erena has already become a world-class jazz musician.