Charles Bell (piano), Thomas Sewell (bass), William Harris, Jr. (drums)
Reference: FSRCD 1630
He wasn't an innovator, star or major figure, but pianist Charles Bell made some solid records in the early and mid-'60s. Influenced by the then emerging soul-jazz and funky schools, Bell's playing was vibrant, often exciting and full of blues licks, gospel phrases and inflections, plus some bop tinges. He called his first combo a contemporary jazz quartet, and their menu included vamp numbers, standards and originals. His trio albums were more dense, and emphasized his harmonic abilities.
01. Green Dolphin Street (Washington-Karper) 5:57
02. Tommy's Blues (Tommy Sewell) 5:25
03. Summertime (Heyward-Gershwin) 4:26
04. Prancing (Miles Davis) 4:12
05. Work Song (Brown-Adderley) 5:16
06. Whisper Not (Benny Golson) 5:56
07. Memories of Home (Charles Bell) 5:53
08. Take Five (Paul Desmond) 3:43
Originally issued as a Gateway Recording (LP 7012).
Personnel: Charles Bell (p), Thomas Sewell (b) and William Harris, Jr. (d). Recorded at Carnegie Lecture Hall, on November 9, 1963.