Artist: Sam Yahel
Album: Hometown (2009)
Song: “River Song”
Today’s song of the day is Sam Yahel’s, “River Song.” Sam has one of the best left hands of any jazz pianist on the scene today. And that attribute shines in this driving tune.
His fingers effortlessly dance over the keys for a perfect melodic accompaniment to airy, sporadic drumming and a solid bass line, which really comes to life at 4:39. At that point, the band drops out and Sam plays the line with that articulate and definitive left hand. From there the song takes off before fading out on a energetic high note. Let this tune be the starting point of a lasting appreciation for this wonderful composer.
Written by Ryan Engelbert | OurVinyl Contributor