One of the cookinest albums we've ever heard from pianist Lou Levy
– an obscure early 60s trio session that shows a whole new side of his sound! Lou
's playing with likely suspects Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levy
on drums – but unlike some of his west coast sides of the late 50s, this album's got a broader, freer approach – one that brings in more hues and colors than we're used to hearing in Lou
's piano, and which has a kind of sparkle that we really love. Timings for the tunes are all a bit unconventional, making things more interesting even on the familiar tunes – and titles include "Davana", "My Old Flame", "Won't You Please Let Me In", "The Piccolino", and "The Hymn".
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)