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Blues Up (Piano Solo/Lullabies Of Jazz)

CD (Item 672271) ABC/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955/1963 — Condition: Used
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Rare early work from pianist Dave McKenna – two obscure albums that both feature him working solo! First up is Dave's 1955 debut for ABC Records – a date that features McKenna playing 15 shorter tunes – all handled in solo mode with a wonderfully sensitive touch – one that's never too sleepy, but which has a personal, up-close style that's really great. Dave nicely avoids cliches of other 50s soloists on his instrument – and has a great sense of rhythm on the keys without echoing too much of Tatum or Garner. Titles include "Blues Up", "Why Was I Born", "Deed I Do", "For All We Know", "Like Someone In Love", and "S Wonderful". Next up is Lullabies In Jazz – a set that's not nearly as sleepy as you'd expect from the title! McKenna cut the 1963 date for the Realm label – and although the style is similar to his 1955 debut, it's also a bit more complex as well – somewhat more drawn-out and lyrical, with a great sense of flow on the keys – and more than enough sense of presence to make Dave stand out strongly, even without support from a full trio. Titles include "Lullaby In Blue", "Deep Night", "Dream", "Sleepy Waltz", "Sleep", and "Japanese Sandman".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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