Sunday, 22 November 2009

Wynton Kelly "Piano"

Wynton Kelly

( LP Riverside Records, 1958 )
Catalog # RLP 12-254

Wynton Kelly - Piano
Kenny Burrell - Guitar
Paul Chambers - Bass
Philly Joe Jones - Drums (#5-7)

01 Whisper Not
02 Action
03 Dark Eyes
04 Dark Eyes (Alternate Take) [*]
05 Strong Man
06 Ill Wind
07 Don't Explain
08 You Can't Get Away

Recorded in NYC, January 31, 1958
** Also issued on Jazzland JLP 83, JLP 983 entitled "Whisper Not".
Fantasy OJC 401, OJCCD 401-2.** part of Milestone M 47026.

With the exception of an album for Blue Note in 1951, this was pianist Wynton Kelly's first opportunity to record as a leader. At the time he was still a relative unknown but would soon get a certain amount of fame as Miles Davis' favorite accompanist. With guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Paul Chambers, and (on three of the seven selections) drummer Philly Joe Jones, Kelly performs four jazz standards, Oscar Brown, Jr.'s "Strong Man" and two of his originals. Kelly became a major influence on pianists of the '60s and '70s and one can hear the genesis of many other players in these swinging performances. The reissue adds an alternate take of "Dark Eyes" to the original program.
By Scott Yanow [AMG]

By Rob

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