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Strawberry Wine – The Jazz Piano Of Mike Wofford

LP (Item 480861) Epic, Early 60s — Condition: Sealed

Excellent early work from pianist Mike Wofford – a player who'd show up more strongly in the 70s, but who's already in great form here in this early 60s session! The album's quite unique – not the mainstream piano trio material that you'd expect from a major label at the time, and more in a mode that recalls the early experiments of other 60s players like Don Friedman or Steve Kuhn – with an open sense of tone that rings out beautifully, and a way of breaking down rhythmic conventions in support of the sound. The overall album's still quite straight, but with a great deal of fresh feeling, especially for the time – and Mike's trio on the date includes John Doling on bass and John Guerin on drums. Titles include "Kay Note", "Moment", "I Know Your Heart", "Whim", "Three For All", and "Strawberry Wine".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Sealed

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