by George W. Harris
San Diego-based pianist Danny Green is a guy you hopefully will be hearing more from. Gifted with a nice warm touch that caresses the keys, he displays an alarming sense of taste and swing on this solo disc that features a set of (mostly) self composed tunes in the Brazilian/Latin vein. Along with Justin Grinell/b, Dylan Savage/dr, Tripp Sprague/ss and Allan Phillips/perc, Green glides and strides through some melodious moments like the sauntering “Jellyfish” and the embracing “Baiao Pra Voce.” Clean, concise and cohesive, the band works together like they’ve grown up together. Fresh as newly baked pao, this music is sure to perk up your morning.