T.J. Martley "Meditation Vol. 1" review by Happy in Bag
Meditations Vol. 1,
one of the best albums released by a locally-based jazz musician in
2012, doesn't swing. Furthermore, it bears little relationship to the
Kansas City piano tradition of Pete Johnson, Count Basie and Jay
McShann. Instead, the solo piano project by T.J. Martley evokes the music of Keith Jarrett, Erik Satie, Thelonious Monk and Johann Sebastian Bach.