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King Fleming Trio – Misty Night/Stand By/Weary Traveler

CD (Item 877144) Argo/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960/1962/1965 — Condition: Used
2 CDs
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Three great albums on 2 CDs! First up is Misty Night with moody piano tracks from Chicago's soul jazz underground of the early 60s! King Fleming was one of the city's great underrated pianists, and this 1960 album for Chess/Argo features him playing a nice set of originals and standards, in the style that he would have used in the city's smaller jazz rooms at the time. Most tracks are trio format, but a few feature some very nice augmentation by bongos. Titles include "Overt", "Should I", "Ooooo, Those Blues", "Misty Night", and "Imported Blues". Next is Stand By – this set's got a really incredible feel – partly in the gentle groove of Ahmad Jamal, but also with one ear towards the more righteous rhythms that were coming into piano jazz during the 60s. A key element of the strength of the set is work in the trio by bassist Malachi Favors – working here years before his time with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and the set's also graced by some wonderful originals that show Fleming to be a heck of a great writer as well as musician! Titles include "Time Out", "Stand By", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Song Of Paradise", "Between The Toes", and "Lonely One". Finally we have Weary Traveler, King Fleming's third trio side for the Argo label – a variety of standards with a few Fleming originals thrown in for good measure. In the Chicago piano trio tradition of Ramsey Lewis or Ahmad Jamal (who actually followed in Fleming's footsteps), this set covers soulful ballads like "Dearly Beloved" or "I Remember You" and bluesy originals like Fleming's "Darn It" and "Riff A Plenty". Like Von Freeman, King Fleming's is a voice seldom heard outside of Chicago, while quietly influencing many of the more well known stars to come to prominence on the national and international scene.  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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