Tim Garland, Joe Locke, and Geoffrey Keezer are STORMS AND NOCTURNES
MOJO November 2001 CD of the Month "Delicious meeting of superior jazz minds:"
"From the folk-jazz fusion of Lammas to the post-bop of Chick Corea's Origin to his own substantial projects, reedsman Tim Garland's sparkling, refined musical imagination always enhances any situation. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vibesman Joe Locke too are favorite sidemen, formidable leaders and the epitome of neo hard-boppers with chops and wit beyond the call of duty. This amazing music features the three musicians operating as equals, weaving and bubbling... There's plenty of muscle here but little muscle-flexing, the ensemble textures are carefully designed and astoundingly varied and the solos apt and inspired. It hardly gets better than this." - Chris Ingham
Storms/Nocturnes Garland- saxes, bs clarinet/Keezer- pno/Locke- vbs. This transatlantic "chamber" trio features Garland's music for piano,mallets and woodwind. An exuberant and riveting trio of virtuosi, Geoffrey Keezer (USA) first made a name for himself with Art Blakey and since worked with many jazz legends and continues to work in partnership with world class musicians from all genres.
Joe Locke is regarded by many to be the most gifted vibraphonist of his generation. In addition to his strengths as an instrumentalist, recent recordings and live performances by The Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group, The Joe Locke Quartet, Rev.elation - The Music of Milt Jackson and his group "4 Walls of Freedom", offer evidence of his ever-growing stature as a band leader, composer and conceptualist.