Prelude To A Kiss
Ed Higgins (p), Dave Poskonka (b), Jack Noren (d)
PS 010 CD
Ed Higgins has headed his own trio at several leading Chicago night clubs for many months. Some of the best musicians of the area have played with him (Junior Mance, Johnnie Pate, Bob Cranshaw). He recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Don Goldie, Al Grey, Lee Morgan, Bill Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Jack Teagarden, Sergio Mendes. "Prelude to a Kiss" is is first LP as leader.
01. A Night In Tunisia
02. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
03. I´m Gettin Sentimental Over You
04. Prelude To A Kiss
05. Tangerine (Schertzinger-Mercer)
06. Strike Up The Band (Gershwin)
07. Over The Rainbow (Arlen-Harburg)
08. I´ll Keep Loving You (Powell)
09. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
10. Spring Is Here (Rodgers-Hart)
11. Between The Devil And The Deep
Originally issued on a 12" LP
by Replica Records (#1009)
Personnel in all tracks:
Ed Higgins (piano), Dave Poskonka (bass), and Jack Noren (drums).
Recorded at Replica Studio in Des Plaines, IL, in September 1957
Produced by Hill Huck
Cover photograph by Serge Seymour
"A solid bop-based pianist, Eddie Higgins has never become a major name, but he has been well-respected by his fellow musicians for decades. After growing up in New England, he moved to Chicago, where he played in all types of situations before settling in to a long stint as the leader of the house trio at the London House (1957-1969). Higgins moved back to Massachusetts in 1970 and went on to freelance, often accompanying his wife, vocalist Meredith D'Ambrosio, and appearing at jazz parties and festivals. Eddie Higgins has led sessions of his own for Replica (1958), Vee-Jay (1960), Atlantic, and Sunnyside; back in 1960, he recorded as a sideman for Vee-Jay with Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide