Sunday, February 15, 2015

Claude Williamson Trio (Bethlehem)

This 1956 date for Bethlehem boasted the most impassioned and intense performances of Claude Williamson's career to date — backed by bassist Don Prell and drummer Chuck Flores, Williamson channels the energy of collaboration to create a record of uncommon energy. Flores' driving, melodic drums set the pace here, maintaining a strong balance between form and function, while Williamson's piano exhibits a similarly rhythmic edge as well as a restraint that informs the music with tension and depth.
Jason Ankeny

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Claude Williamson
Claude Williamson


1 June Bug (Williamson)  3:42

2 Jersey Bounce (Bradshaw, Feyne, Johnson)  6:12
3 Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn, Suessdorf)  3:44
4 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  5:00
5 The Last Time I Saw Paris (Hammerstein, Kern)  4:31
6 Blue Notoriety (Williamson)  6:07
7 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:32
8 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Hart, Rodgers)  3:35
9 Hallelujah (Grey, Robins, Youmans)  2:48


Claude Williamson - p
 Don Prell - b 
Chuck Flores - dr

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; January 19, 1956


yewsta said...

What a nice surprise for a Sunday morning. Thanks a lot, mel. One of my favorite piano players.

rem6775 said...

Looks great, thank you.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thanks Mel - very much appreciated.

dreadco said...

I always liked the chord voicing
of Cluade Williamson. I remember
his chord progression was featured
on the liner note of Bud Shank's
Live at Cal-Tech.
Thank you very much. Really appreciate it!

Bill said...

Thanks a lot.

pleks said...

thank you so much.

Bhowani said...

bravo mel !

thank you so much for this Claude Williamson Trio !

j_laav said...

many many thanks !

the jazzman said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

BP says thanks to melocoton :-)

neil said...

Looking foreward to it. Many thanks...

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Mike said...

Great stuff, as usual! Gracias.

Melanchthon said...

Paco's brother said...

Merci, merci, merci

deGallo said...

Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks a lot.