Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Claude Williamson Trio - 'Round Midnight

Claude Williamson was one of the better bebop-oriented pianists to be active during the 1950s. This trio set with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Mel Lewis has been reissued on CD. With the exception of four-minute renditions of "Stella by Starlight" and Horace Silver's "Hippy," all of the numbers clock in around the three-minute mark. The repertoire (which includes such tunes as "Somebody Loves Me," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "Just One of Those Things" and "The Song Is You") is typical for the time period and Williamson brings to the music his own approach to playing bop. The set is quite enjoyable and, even if the program (which is around 39 minute) is a bit brief, it should appeal to straightahead jazz fans.
Scott Yanow

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Claude Williamson
'Round Midnight


1 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  4:02
2 Somebody Loves Me (DeSylva, Gershwin, MacDonald)  3:06
3 I'll Know (Loesser)  3:21
4 The Surrey With the Fringe on Top (Hammerstein, Rodgers)  2:53
5 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:05
6 Hippy (Silver)  3:04
7 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans)  3:20
8 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb)  3:30
9 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  3:53
10 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  3:00
11 Love Is Here to Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:00
12 The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern)  2:08


Claude Williamson - p

Red Mitchell - b

Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; December 1956


Ingram Frizer said...

Three powerhouse players - thank you

umba said...

this one is new to me, so thank you very much

Pippo said...

New to me also, great surprise the guy is a great pianist. Thank you Melanchthon.

Tibau said...

Thanks for this greatest pianist and wonderful album!!!!!

L.O.L. said...


Davidscott789 said...

Thank you!

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks Leopold!


jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you!

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post Melanchthon.
Thanks a lot.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel! New to me.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon. Wonder what happened to his brother? Drug issues, IIRC.


deGallo said...

Wonderful post! Thank you.

Historicus said...

Thanks a lot!

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!