「David Hazeltine毫无疑问是爵士钢琴界最耀眼的明星，他的演奏融会贯通了传统与现代的爵士风格」Cedar Walton
David Hazeltine承袭了Art Tatum、Bud Powell、Buddy Montgomery, Barry Harris 和Cedar Walton。
David 十三岁便开始了他的职业生涯，大卫为自己赢得了「音乐家中的音乐家」称号。曾合作的对象包括Freddie Hubbard, James Moody等，并在Marlena Shaw,担任指挥、编曲者。近期大卫是Marian McPartland广播节目 "Piano Jazz" 之中的焦点，同时也是男高音明星Eric Alexander团队 "One For All"之中一员。
Personnel: David Hazeltine (piano); Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone); Steve Nelson (vibraphone); Joe Farnsworth (drums).
Liner Note Author: C. Andrew Hovan.
Recording information: Systems Two Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY (02/05/2010).
Audio Mixer: Max Bolleman.
Photographer: Mary Jane Farnsworth.
Release Date May 18, 2010
Recording Date February 5, 2010
AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos [-]
David Hazeltine seems to get lost in the shuffle of so many modern jazz pianists on the scene. In demand as a sideman, and prominent in his role with the group One for All, Hazeltine's own quintet consistently offers well-defined, mainstream modern jazz. Perhaps Inversions will be the breakthrough, due to the usual high-caliber musicianship, the repertoire he has chosen to interpret, and the unique sound of the band. With vibraphonist Steve Nelson present, the sound is brighter, fuller, and deeper. One for All mate Eric Alexander plays a thickly cut tenor that never seems to dissipate, making Hazeltine's piano all the more supportive and substantive. Hazeltine's tribute to Cedar Walton, "For Cedar," shows his love for modern post-bop, while the hot Latin-infused title track has the band truly turning up the wick. Always mindful of the tradition, Hazeltine includes two tasteful standards, but the majority of the music is based in easy swing to hard bop. At the center is his clever, centered, never overwhelming piano playing, distinctive for those who choose to listen closely. Never a poll winner or critics' darling, David Hazeltine simply makes a brand of straight-ahead jazz that is interesting and original within accessible, comfortable parameters.
David Hazeltine - p
Eric Alexander - ts
Steve Nelson - vib
John Webber - b
Joe Farnsworth - d
01. Aki's Blues (6:54)
02. For Cedar (7:00)
03. A Lil' Bit (7:19)
04. Inversions (7:19)
05. Loverman (8:33)
06. Dave's System (7:13)
07. Everything I Love (10:08)
08. Tin Tin Deo (9:43)