The complete trio recordings by Wynton Kelly
for Vee Jay – pulled from 3 different albums, and also including a host of alternate takes as well! One of the main albums here is Kelly
At Midnite – a moody, mellow late nite session – just spare trio material by Wynton
, played in a group that features Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums! The titles are all nice and long – and really let Kelly
stretch out on the keys – working in a mode that's lyrical and soulful – on a set of titles that include include Babs Gonzales' "Weird Lullaby", plus "Skatin", "Temperance", "On Stage", and "Pot Luck". Next up is the self-titled Wynton Kelly
album for the label – straight-ahead trio material from Wynton
, played by a trio that includes Jimmy Cobbs on drums, and either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass. The tunes aren't anything special, but Kelly
brings a nice mix of soul jazz and lyricism to the recording, serving up some nicely crafted moments in small doses. Titles include "Joe's Avenue", "Sassy", "Love, I've Found You", and "Autumn Leaves". Added to these titles is 1 more from the Paul Chambers album Go – a session that mostly features horns, but which also includes a trio track with Chambers and Cobb – "Dear Ann". 2CD set also features 13 more alternate takes – a total of 29 tracks in all!