sábado, 9 de abril de 2011

Hank Jones ÷ Hanky Panky 1975

Time: 44:27 - 
Size: 107 Mb (covers)

1. Nothin’ Beats an Evil Woman Rivera 3:48

2. Warm Blue Stream Cassey, Wayne 4:40
3. Confidence Vuolo 3:42

4. Wind Flower Cassey 5:31

5. Minor Contention Jones 4:00

6. Favors Ogerman 6:36

7. As Long as I Love Arlen, Koehler 5:47
8. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning Hammerstein, Rodgers 5:45
9. Hanky Panky Jones, McFarland 4:38

Ron Carter BassHank Jones PianoGrady Tate Drums

Hank Jones’ relaxed, understated keyboard demeanor leaves lots of room for interplay with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Grady Tate. This is a nicely balanced session including the latin flavored title-track, Jones’ interpretation of two contemporary ballads penned by Sara Cassey, “Warm Blue Stream” and “Wind Flower” plus Harold Arlen’s 1934 standard “As Long As I Live.” The date’s highlight is Jones’ splendid rendition of the Richard Rodgers waltz “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning.” The familiar melody is exquisitely reharmonized and a rhythmic interlude is inserted between sections. (A solo piano version of this arrangement was recorded in 1977 and is included in the Smithsonian Jazz Piano collection.) Claus Ogerman’s “Favors” is a Jones favorite, appearing on two subsequent live releases by the pianist. “Minor Contemplation,” a hard-driving bop line, is the only Jones original. All in all, an excellent offering from an undisputed master.
- Lee Bloom at AMG


Thanks to Raz - Jazz Is My Life : )

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