Sunday, February 5, 2012

Duke Pearson - Tender Feelin's

Tender Feelin's is an appropriate title for Duke Pearson's second album for Blue Note. The record is a lovely, relaxed collection of ballads, standards, and jazz staples, with a few originals thrown in for good measure. Since Pearson sticks to the trio format, supported by bassist Gene Taylor and drummer Lex Humphries, the mood of the album remains intimate and low-key. Pearson flourishes in this setting, whether he's playing blues, romantic ballads, or surprisingly lyrical improvised solos. Pearson would later explore more adventurous territory, as well as funkier grooves, but Tender Feelin's remains a wonderfully understated, romantic mainstream jazz record.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Duke Pearson
Tender Feelin's


1 Bluebird of Happiness (Harmati, Heyman, Parr-Davies) 4:17
2 I'm a Fool to Want You (Herron, Sinatra, Wolf) 5:22
3 I Love You (Porter) 4:30
4 When Sunny Gets Blue (Fisher, Segal) 5:05
5 The Golden Striker (Lewis) 4:30
6 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington) 6:43
7 A.M. (Pearson) 5:22

Duke Pearson - p
Gene Taylor - b
Lex Humphries - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 16 & 19, 1959


Melanchthon said...

rm said...

merci beaucoup

LaroSwing said...

Many thanks!

greenishthing said...

I did not know this existed - wonderful! thanks for sharing

deGallo said...

Thank you Mel. New one for me.

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel=)

SSyb said...

Great blog; beautiful music
Thanks a lot

Eric said...

Thank you

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RickB said...

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L.O.L. said...



RickB said...

Thanks, LOL! I should have guess that one! Cheers to all, glad to be here.