Loving Hank CD

Loving Hank CD


2018 DownBeat Top-Rated Album

Meant as an homage to the great Hank Jones, the title of Bay Area pianist Debbie Poryes' latest trio recording also offers a metaphor for the significance the jazz masters, the music and the players have in her life. With longtime bandmates Peter Barshay on bass and drummer David Rokeach, those feelings shine through as the trio brings warmth, intelligence and swing to a collection of six originals, along with creative modern arrangements of standards including "Wonderful Day" and "How About You," and a special look at Joni Mitchell's classic, "Both Sides Now." "...(her) arranging involves sophistication with warmth and open-ended possibilities. As a result, American songbook gems...sound fresh and invigorating..." - All About Jazz.

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Track Listing

  1. Loving Hank (4:43)

  2. Both Sides Now (6:36)

  3. How About You (5:31)

  4. Phrases of the Moon (5:29)

  5. The Wish (5:00)

  6. Confirmation (5:16)

  7. Tears We’ve Shed (4:21)

  8. All of You (5:52)

  9. Our Star (4:27)

  10. Autumn in New York (5:46)

  11. Tossing, Turning (2:59)

  12. Wonderful Day (5:55)


Debbie Poryes - piano
Peter Barshay - bass
David Rokeach - drums
Erik Jekabson - flugelhorn on “Loving Hank”

Technical Information

Engineer: Adam Muñoz
Studio: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
Record label: OA2 Records