One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Ronnell Bright – a player best known for his accompaniment behind famous vocalists, like Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson! This rare date was cut in Paris – at a time when Bright was visiting the city with Vaughan – and it's a stripped-down trio date with a nicely relaxed feel – one that has Bright really opening up on the keys, in ways you don't always hear on his material with singers. Other players in the trio include Richard Davis on bass and Art Morgan on drums – and titles include "Johnnie Pate's Blues", "Sail Em", "Doxology", "Chasing Sarah", and "R&R Groove".
(Beautiful pressing – nice and heavy, and with the rare original cover art too!)
A tasty batch of piano jazz from the left bank scene of the 50s – featuring the reissue of 2 albums cut by Americans in Paris! The first 7 tracks feature Art Simmons on the keys – working in a quartet with Terry Donoghue on guitar, Bill Crow on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums, on tracks that include "Art's Blues", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "My Funny Valentine", and "Hommage To Neal Hefti". The last 8 tracks feature Ronnel Bright working with Richard Davis and Art Morgan – originally issued as a rare Polygram LP, with tracks that include "Johnnie Pate's Blues", "Sail Em", "Doxology", "Chasing Sarah", and "R&R Groove".