I used to like Urbanator, good live, fairly preposterous at times admittedly, but fair play they were a pioneering jazz/hip-hop crossover band. Led by the great violinist Michał Urbaniak (an ex-Krzysztof Komeda saxophonist who later appeared on Miles Davis album Tutu) scratch that pastness I still like Urbanator's records a good deal. Pianist Jon Dryden was in Urbanator and here, with double bassist Chris Lightcap and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, on the very different incredibly brightly recorded Memento Mori has come up with a gem on what is an easy going piano trio album in part. But don't hold that good naturedness against these fellas because the three create a really direct and happening cover of 'Walk Away Renee' a song that was a hit for the baroque pop band The Left Banke in the 1960s. Terry Reid covered it deliciously in a non-jazz but magical version in the 70s. Earlier best of all from a jazzhead's point of view certainly for the chord changes and more is Gabor Szabo's groovy take on the number. SG Out now.