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Tony Aless & His Long Island Suite

LP (Item 24179) Roost, 1955 — Condition: Used
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A great album of original tracks by pianist Tony Aless, and a record that features some great playing by Seldon Powell! The album is one long set of tracks dedicated to Long Island – with titles like "Fire Island", "Valley Stream", "Levittown", and "Massapequa" – and the piece is performed by a tentet that includes Billy Bauer, Kai Winding, JJ Johnson, Davey Schildkraut, and Nick Travis. The whole thing's got tightly arranged style, in the manner of RCA sessions from the same time. (Japanese pressing, with insert.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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