SCCD 31003 Birdtown Birds / Joe Albany Trio

Live at Jazzhus Montmartre 1973

Joe Albany (1924 – 1988) was a true living legend. He was Charlie Parker’s favourite pianist. He played and recorded with Lester Young. But then came a long inactive period in the 50s and 60s due to his drug problems. It was in the 70s when Albany really began appearing on stage and doing recordings.

“… an album of rare consequence, one which makes a forceful appeal …” (CODA)

“… Let’s face it. Joe is the mainman….This is his third LP since his comeback and, for me, it’s easily the best …” (Different Drummer)

1. Birdtown birds (Joe Albany)
2. Willow weep for me (Ann Ronell)
3. Steeplechase (Charlie Parker)
4. Sweet and lovely (Arnheim/Tobias/Lemare)
5. Night and day (Cole Porter)
6. Yardbird suite (Charlie Parker)
7. All the things you are (Jerome Kern)
8. When lights are low (Benny Carter)
9. C.C. Rider (Ma Rainey)
10. I'm getting sentimental over you (Washington/Bassman)
11. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)

UPC/EAN: 716043100323