102 Green St. N.Y.C
Song for Emiko- Orrje / The Beginner- Orrje Blues for Gwen- Tyner / One Finger Snap- Hancock Born to be Blue- Tormé / I didn´t know what time it was- Rogers / Hart / Just one of those things- Porter Empty Streets- Orrje / I´ll Close My Eyes- Kaye / Reid Dark Skies- Orrje
Carl Orrje piano, Essiet Essiet bass, Tony Reedus drums. Recorded at the studio 102 Green Street New York City May 17 and 18 1996. Recording engineer Katsu Hiko. Graphic design by Eva Liljefors and Sofia Ekvall.
During his 10 years (1992-2002) in New York Carl worked with, besides studying for Kenny Barron and Jaki Bayard, many of the great American jazz musicians, like Chris Potter, Bobby Shew, Houston Pearson and Jed Levy just to mention a few. On this session, 102 Green St. N.Y.C, you can hear him together with two of the top names in the New York jazz scene, Essiet Essiet on bass and Tony Reedus on drums. The music is a mixture of songs from the Great American Songbook and Carls original tunes, all preformed with impeccable swing and taste, enjoy!