Wednesday, July 4, 2012

André Previn - Old Friends

Andre Previn's "jazz comeback" has been a welcome event even though he clearly regards his jazz playing as an occasional affair. It is to Previn's great credit that when he plays improvised music he sounds like a fulltime jazz pianist. This trio outing with guitarist Mundell Lowe and bassist Ray Brown was his third jazz date of the period and features the veteran players swinging standards lightly but with passion. A medley has unaccompanied solos by each of the musicians; other highlights include cooking versions of "Stompin' at the Savoy," "One O'Clock Jump," "Topsy" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" in addition to some heartfelt ballad renditions.
Scott Yanow

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André Previn
Old Friends


1 But Not for Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) 5:54
2 Stars Fell on Alabama (Parish, Perkins) 5:31
3 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb) 6:19
4 Medley :
Darn That Dream/Here's That Rainy Day/Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Burke, Cahn, DeLange, Van Heusen) 8:54
5 One O'Clock Jump (Basie) 6:05
6 Topsy (Battle, Durham) 4:48
7 Medley :
Bad and the Beautiful/Laura (Raksin) 5:26
8 Moonsweeper Blues (Previn) 8:24
9 Over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg) 5:01
10 Satin Doll (Ellington, Mercer, Strayhorn) 6:08
11 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard) 4:07

André Previn - p
Mundell Lowe - g
Ray Brown - b

Recorded in Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California ; August 24, 1991


Melanchthon said...

L.O.L. said...

Thx Mel:)

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel.

stillhere said...

Hi Mel, I'm unfamiliar with the file format (suffix '.7z') should I add something like '.rar' to expand the file? Thanks it looks great. Best wishes Andrew

stillhere said...

EZ7z for Mac OS will work. Great stuff thanks Mel.