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Introducing Villegas

LP (Item 473103) Columbia, 1955 — Condition: Used
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A great early and slightly obscure album from Argentine pianist Enrique Villegas – recorded in New York in the mid 50s, with bass by Milt Hinton and drums from Cozy Cole! Villegas' approach to the keys is very rhythmic and a little bit pyrotechnic at times – almost inspired a bit by the Garner generation of Americans, but also showing its own sense of timing, space, and drama. The approach is almost equal parts jazz and more mainstream piano work – always creative, and well-matched with the sensitive talents of Hinton and powerful touch of Cole. Titles include "Yesterdays", "Lazy Bones", "Where Or When", "Poor Butterfly", "Someties I'm Happy", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Embraceable You". (Original 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track four. Cover has a partially split top seam, light wear, an ink stamp on the front, and some small stains on the back.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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