Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ed Bickert Trio - Third Floor Richard

The appearance of pianist Dave McKenna on an Ed Bickert record is a guarantee that the quiet guitarist will be playing at his most passionate. Actually, McKenna is on just around half of this Concord set, but Bickert (heard in the company of fellow Canadians Neil Swainson on bass and drummer Terry Clarke) sounds generally inspired on such numbers as Duke Ellington's "Band Call," "Louisiana," "Tonight I Shall Sleep" and "This Can't Be Love." Fine straight-ahead jazz.
Scott Yanow

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Ed Bickert
Third Floor Richard 


1 Band Call (Ellington)  4:27
2 I Got a Right to Sing the Blues (Arlen, Koehler)  5:30
3 Together (Bickert)  3:15
4 Circus (Bickert)  5:19
5 Louisiana (Johnson, Razaf, Schafer)  5:57
6 Third Floor Richard (Bickert)  3:54
7 I Know Why (And So Do You) (Gordon, Warren)  3:30
8 I Surrender, Dear ()  4:40
9 One Moment Worth Years (Bickert)  6:17
10 This Can't Be Love (Hart, Rodgers)  6:11
11 Tonight I Shall Sleep (With a Smile on My Face) (Ellington, Gordon)  4:06


Ed Bickert - g
Dave McKenna - p
Neil Swainson - b
Terry Clarke - dr

Recorded at Penny Lane Studios, New York ; January 1989


Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you for this upgrade. Nice!

Newlyner said...

Many thanks for this listing. Always enjoyed the style of Ed Bickert.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

rowgatien said...

Thank you! Lovely band.

Chris Doering said...

These links seem to have expired. If you could upload to zippyshare I would be most grateful as I am a huge Ed Bickert fan.

Starchild said...

I second that request. Please re-up at your convenience.