The Jack Wilkins Trio – Call Him Reckless (1989)

The Jack Wilkins Trio - Call Him Reckless (1989)
Artist: The Jack Wilkins Trio
Album: Call Him Reckless
Genre: Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1989
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
If I Were A Bell (8:31)
Carnival (Manha de Carnaval) (4:27)
Isotope (6:14)
On The Cusp (5:42)
You Went Away (2:37)
By Myself (8:29)
My One And Only (2:57)
Butch And Butch (6:26)
Nardis (7:23)
Call Him Reckless (4:17)
B Minor Waltz (4:06)


Considering his talents, guitarist Jack Wilkins has not recorded many sessions as a leader. On this CD he plays an interesting variety of straightahead and post bop material (including three of his originals) in a pianoless trio with bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Mike Clark. Wilkins’ playing, based in bop but at times more adventurous, is fairly distinctive and highlights of the date include “If I Were a Bell,” Joe Henderson’s “Isotope,” Oliver Nelson’s obscure “Butch and Butch” and Bill Evans’ “B Minor Waltz.”
Review by Scott Yanow