Dept of Good and Evil Featuring Rachel Z

  • ArtistDept of Good and Evil
  • Year2007
  • Record Label 
  • DescriptionIn the sense that democracy in bands still exits, the Dept. of Good and Evil is ostensibly the trio of pianist Rachel Z. Though bassist Maeve Royce and drummer/producer Bobbie Rae have heavy hands in making the music happen, it is the voice of Z that is front and center. Her playing in and of itself is good as gold, with a sense of purpose, resolve, melodic common sense, and daring nuances. In short, her sound is truly beautiful. Z plays no electric keyboards whatsoever, as she has in past recordings. This allows her orchestral concept to blossom fully. Occasionally some light funk or a Sting or Stevie Wonder tune creeps in, and the ethereal quality of her previous employer, Peter Gabriel, is extant. Mostly though, Z deals best in modalities, as on the outstanding version of Joe Henderson's
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Tracklist:

1. Soul Meets Body
2. Milky Way
3. King of Pain
4. Lakme
5. Inner Urge
6. Moon and Sun
7. Maps
8. Love Will Tear Us Apart
9. ESP
10. Walking on Water
11. Ain’t No Sunshine
12. Saint of New Orleans


Musicians:

Rachel Z – Piano, Vocals
Bobbie Rae – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Maeve Royce – Bass
Tony Levin – Electric Bass
Erik Naslund – Trumpet


  • ArtistDept of Good and Evil
  • Year2007
  • Record Label 
  • DescriptionIn the sense that democracy in bands still exits, the Dept. of Good and Evil is ostensibly the trio of pianist Rachel Z. Though bassist Maeve Royce and drummer/producer Bobbie Rae have heavy hands in making the music happen, it is the voice of Z that is front and center. Her playing in and of itself is good as gold, with a sense of purpose, resolve, melodic common sense, and daring nuances. In short, her sound is truly beautiful. Z plays no electric keyboards whatsoever, as she has in past recordings. This allows her orchestral concept to blossom fully. Occasionally some light funk or a Sting or Stevie Wonder tune creeps in, and the ethereal quality of her previous employer, Peter Gabriel, is extant. Mostly though, Z deals best in modalities, as on the outstanding version of Joe Henderson's
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