Monday, March 4, 2013

Joe Puma - Shining Hour

Cool-toned guitarist Joe Puma is best known for his playing in the 1950s. This 1997 CD reissue has a live Puma trio date from 1984, which was his first occasion to lead his own recording session since 1961. The music is quite enjoyable, featuring Puma with pianist Hod O'Brien and bassist Red Mitchell. The guitarist was still very much in prime form, playing in a style unchanged from decades earlier. His interplay with O'Brien and Mitchell uplifts the standards, which include "Remember," "For All We Know" and "Mood Indigo," and he introduces two appealing originals. Highly recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/shining-hour-r313123

Joe Puma
Shining Hour

Tracks

1 My Shining Hour (Arlen, Mercer) 6:03
2 Lovely (Sondheim) 5:14
3 Mood Indigo (Bigard, Ellington, Mills) 3:45
4 Remember (Berlin) 4:13
5 For All We Know (Coots, Lewis) 5:25
6 Love Nest (Harbach, Hirsch) 6:29
7 Little Joe's Waltz (Puma) 6:55


Personnel 
Joe Puma - g
Hod O'Brien - p
Red Mitchell - b
 
Recorded on location at Orpheus Music ; June 1, 1984

23 comments:

tesl424 said...

You forgot to include the links. Thanks a bunch for the post. Look forward to listening to it.

jazzy62 said...

Joe Puma Shining Hour

Excellent post! Thank you for this.

es125 said...

Joe Puma-Shining Hour
Super cool Mel. Thanks for the chane to hear it. Really dig Joe Puma, great to hear the trio work.

Blue Eyes said...

Mordious!...ouais, merki Mel!!

Orbyt said...

High on my wish list. Great post Mel!

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel.

deGallo said...

Joe Puma-Shining Hour...thank you for a great JP album.

ZM-JazzRock said...

Thanx Mel for both Joe Puma recently posted here at SVNV.

Kndnsk said...

I know this from The Jazzman (thanks again, man). Highly recommended.

Baron said...

Thanks Mel ... I've been looking for this version of Love Nest (my favourite interpretation of this song)... Baron

fusionman said...

Thanks for another great post Mel.

stringbender said...

Thank you for yet another beautiful Joe Puma side, with the great Hod O'Brien and Red Mitchell to boot!

Eric said...

I've been a fan of Joe Puma since his 10" Bethlehem album so it is great to make the acquaintance of this unknown to me offering.

Zape said...
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Zape said...

Thank you very much Mel. It's a very lovely album.

swamielmo said...

thank you Mel. looks good, i am not familiar with joe puma

bobbysu said...

thank you very much

Kovina Kris said...

Tons of comments for this one and rightfully so. Thank you verrrry much Mel!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

L.O.L. said...

Beautiful:))))

jazztap said...

merci

blissedout said...

Thanks, Mel.

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