The trio Last Chance Dance is a project founded by Irish saxophonist Matthew Halpin and two of Cologne’s most in demand jazz musicians, upright bassist David Helm and drummer Fabian Arends.
Their debut album of the same name was recorded in October of 2015. The group’s repertoire reflects not only their musical tastes but more importantly their shared appreciation for traditional jazz music and its story telling potential. Their clear, energetic and playful way of interpreting music gives a new glow even to the most familiar jazz standard, inviting the audience to lean back and witness pure spontaneity, wordless understanding and expressive musicianship.
Recorded at Kammermusiksaal Deutschlandfunk Cologne on October 22nd/23rd 2015. Recorded by Christian Heck. Mastered by Markus Braun.
Matthew Halpin – Tenor Saxophone
David Helm – Double Bass
Fabian Arends – Drums
01 But not for me (Gershwin)
02 Moonlight in Vermont (Suessdorf, Blackburn)
03 Trinkle, Tinkle (Monk)
04 Last chance dance (Halpin)
05 I’ll be seeing you (Fain, Kahal)
06 Reincarnation of a lovebird (Mingus)
07 Monica’s garden (Motian)
08 Reflections (Monk)
09 Flamingo (Grouya, Anderson)
10 Memories of you (Blake, Razaf)