D. Oscar Groomes, O’s Place
O’s Notes: New York based pianist and composer Sam Javitch leads a Trio+1 including Adrian Moring on bass and Matt Niedbaski on drums. They start with a bluesy, bebop take on “The Pitch To Rich” featuring Rich Perry, their guest saxophonist. Perry makes his presence known here and across all seven tracks! Javitch stands out on “Lifted” and does a good job unifying the musicians on People and Places, his sophomore release as a leader. The groove is vibrant and will keep Mr. Javitch on our radar.