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Art Simmons Quartet (with bonus tracks)

CD (Item 560801) Boite A Musique/Universal (France), 1956 — Condition: New Copy
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Amazing work from a player we barely know – American pianist Art Simmons, really smoking here in a late 50s session from Paris! The date's got a nicely rough-edged feel – but really avoids any of the bluesy cliches that could sometimes creep in when players like this hit the French scene. And instead, there's a sprightly modern feel to the music – a mixture of Art's hard-yet-lyrical piano lines with the guitar of Terry Donahue – supported by the great rhythm team of Bill Crow on bass and Dave Bailey on drums! Simmons has a very rhythmic approach to playing – maybe one of the best of the 50s generation to work in the style – and titles include "Art's Blues", "Homage To Neal Hefti", "The Lady Is A Tramp", and "Nice Work If You Can Get It". CD also features 8 more bonus tracks from the same time – featuring the same group, but with vocals from Bertrice Reading – on cuts that include "Love For Sale", "No More In Life", "Rock & Roll", "Black Coffee", and "Left Bank Blues".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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