QUIET NIGHTS was recorded live November 17th, 2002 at The Cellar, a Vancouver jazz club and restaurant, the result of an impromptu recording session. You can almost place yourself in the audience during that night. You can feel the energy in the room as the audience applauds every number. The music is upbeat and joyful, and pours from the instruments like a stream. The rhythm and style come across in such a way as to capture you from the very first song. And they are not likely to let go, either.
Every element of this album fits together in its place. Linton Garner's style of piano is simple yet sophisticated, and his lifetime experience of playing jazz is heard in every note. He has played with such great artists as Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, just to name a few.
Accompanied by two of his closest friends, Russ Botten on bass, and Ross Taggart on tenor sax, the songs sound natural and clear. They have a quality that makes them sound as though they have been playing together forever. The sounds are as mellow as mellow can be, and the recording quality is as good as it would have been in the studio.
Simple and timeless, this is what jazz is supposed to be.