400 – Life’s A Movie


Homage to Bill Evans (B. Evans)
1. My Bells (2:31)
2. Interplay (4:06)
3. Turn Out the Stars (3:16)
4. Waltz for Debby (4:17)
Life`s a Movie: 4 Cues In Search
Of A Film (B. Mays)
5. Main Title (7:13)
6. Love Theme Bittersweet (6:32)
7. Chase (3:27)
8. End Credits (5:58)
9 . Concierto de Aranjuez
(J. Rodrigo) (2:42)
10. Spain (C. Corea) (3:44)
Monk Tribute (T. Monk)
11. Trinkle Tinkle (2:41)
12. Pannonica (4:16)
13. Straight, No Chaser (4:18)

About the Artist(s)


Life`s a Movie is the third project by versatile veteran pianist Bill Mays` highly imaginative Inventions Trio, and his first recording for Chiaroscuro. Featuring the versatile and impeccable Marvin Stamm on trumpet, and the excellent young classically-trained and vividly swinging cellist, Alisa Horn, the Inventions Trio embodies the essence of synergy and masterful interplay that is so important to successful `chamber` jazz. The album is centered around an imaginary soundtrack – the title suite – that beautifully displays Mays` compositional and conceptual skills. There is also a heartfelt tribute to the immortal Bill Evans with a medley of four Evans` originals; a tour of Spain with the trio`s version of Joaquin Rodrigo`s `Concierto de Aranjuez` (which earned a permanent place in jazz history through Miles`~Sketches of Spain) and Chick Corea`s own classic `Spain,` inspired by the same piece; and a three-piece medley from the utterly unique Thelonious Monk.

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Marvin Stamm, trumpet/flugelhorn;
Bill Mays, piano;
Alisa Horn, cello


George Graham and Bill Mays

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Artwork By

Chris Zellers