SCCD 31801 Joe Albany “An Evening With Joe Albany 2”

SteepleChase’ 1973 release Birdtown Birds (SCCD 31003) by Joe Albany trio recorded live at Copenhagen’s famous Jazzhus Montmartre took the world’s jazz fans who have all but forgotten about this bebop piano legend by surprise. Joe Albany not only existed but still performed with vigor and authority. Albany concluded his engagement at Montmartre with solo recital which is presented here following the first volume SCCD 31794.

“…In this previously unreleased solo set, recorded in 1973, the ideas come tumbling out so copiously that they sometimes fall over one another – but they’re all his own ideas and there’s nothing glib about them. He was a genuine original.” (Dave Gellt – The Guardian)

“…this is a rare glimpse of Albany, and it may appeal both to completists and general listeners.” (Andy Boeckstaens – London Jazz News)

Recorded May 1, 1973

1 I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (George Bassman) 1:07
2 Isn’t It Romantic? (Richard Rodgers) 1:10
3 Time On My Hands (Vincent Youmans) 1:18
4 These Foolish Things (Marvell, Steachey, Link) 2:57
5 You’re Blasé (Ord Hamilton, Bruce Sievier) 3:03
6 Over The Rainbow (Harry Arlen) 3:47
7 Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller) 4:15
8 Would You Like To Take A Walk (Harry Warren) 3:21
9 Penthouse Serenade (Jason Burton) 3:04
10 Imagination (Jimmy Van Heusen) 3:44
11 Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) 4:42
12 What Is There To Say? (Vernon Duke) 1:32
13 My Ideal (Whiting, Chase) 0:50
14 When A Woman Loves A Man (Ralph Rainger) 1:50
15 Old Old Friends (Joe Albany) 3:33
16 Ain’t Misbehaving (Fats Waller) 1:10
17 I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans (Arthur Schwartz) 0:45
18 Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) 3:51
19 WHY WAS I BORN? (Jerome Kern) 2:13
20 DEARLY BELOVED? (Jerome Kern) 1:00
21 LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY (Jerome Kern) 0:57
22 I’M OLD FASHIONED (Jerome Kern) 1:19
23 C. C. RIDER (Ma Rainey) 3:59
24 LULLABY OF THE LEAVES (Bernice Petkere) 2:52
25 I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Jimmy McHugh) 3:22

Total Playing Time 61:43

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