After three songs at the Regattabar with his trio on March
16, Dan Tepfer introduced the next number as “the only tune that really swings
on the CD.” He sort of wasn’t kidding. Tepfer favors all kinds of odd and mixed
meters, and that tune, an original called “Diverge” (from Five Pedals Deep, on Sunnyside), was the only one in which drummer
Colin Stranahan played a standard-swing dotted rhythm on his ride cymbal.