His first entire album of solo piano pieces, recorded in 1982, KENNY BARRON‘s At The Piano is a must-have album for jazz piano lovers. The album is comprised of four Barron originals, and four standards, two of which were at the time of the release the only known solo piano pieces by the inimitable Thelonius Monk – “Misterioso” and “Rhythm-A-Ning.” “Along with the duets he recorded with Stan Getz, this stands as the high-water mark in his stellar recording career.” – Robert Taylor, AllMusic.com
After stretching out into the fusion realm in the early 1970s with Return to Forever and a number of albums on CTI, JOE FARRELL‘s 1979 album Skate Board Park was a return to his straight-ahead roots and features Chick Corea on electric and acoustic piano, Bob Magnusson on bass and Larance Marable on drums. “This valuable and very musical outing is long overdue to be reissued on CD.” – Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com
TEDDY EDWARD‘s 1975 album Feelin’s is a soulful sextet session with Edwards on tenor saxophone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Dolo Coker on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Frank Butler on drums, and Jerry Steinholz on congas/percussion. “Teddy Edwards had not made a recording as a leader for quite a while at the time of this 1974 studio session . . . though after hearing this recording, one wonders why it took so long for someone to sign him . . . Long out of print, this disc is well worth acquiring.” – Ken Dryden, AllMusic.com
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