Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
Reference: FSRCD 312
Bar code: 8427328603126
A Fresh Sound classic set available once again by popular request
"The Material recorded by the trio for this album was put together at the session. The trio has worked together for two years as the rhythm section for Supersax. Without that "togetherness," the degree of freshness brought to this material, I believe, might not have been achieved. For instance, the form of 'Trolley Song,' with its verse, interludes, and vamps between sections tends to keep the player on his toes. 'Gal in Calico' was done, cowboyish for kicks. Fred Atwood and John Dentz, not only great musicians, but very close friends, are with me whenever possible. Luckily, this day that situation existed once again."
01. I've Never Been In Love Before (Loesser) 4:37
02. The Trolley Song (Martin-Blane) 4:54
03. If You Could See Me Now (Dameron) 6:01
04. My Old Flame (Johnston-Coslow) 4:29
05. Old Devil Moon (Lane-Harburg) 5:14
06. Gentle Rain (Bonfá) 6:01
07. A Gal In Calico (Shwartz-Robin) 5:21
08. Love Walked In (Gershwin-Gershwin) 3:44
Total time: 40:45 min.
Lou Levy (piano), Fred Atwood (bass), John Dentz (drums).
Recorded at Gold Star Recording Studios in Hollywood, California, November 1978
Recording engineer: Don Snyder
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
"A superior bop-based pianist who has worked with a countless number of top jazz artists, Lou Levy started on piano when he was 12. He played with Georgie Auld (1947), Sarah Vaughan, Chubby Jackson (1947-1948), Boyd Raeburn, Woody Herman's Second Herd (1949-1950), Tommy Dorsey (1950), Auld again, and Flip Phillips. Levy was outside of music for a few years (1952-1954) and then gained a strong reputation as a fine accompanist to singers, working with Peggy Lee (on and off during 1955-1973), Ella Fitzgerald (1957-1962), June Christy, Anita O'Day, and Pinky Winters. Levy also played with Shorty Rogers, Stan Getz, Terry Gibbs, Benny Goodman, Supersax, and most of the major West Coast players. Lou Levy has recorded as a leader for Nocturne (1954), RCA, Jubilee, Philips, Interplay (1977), and Verve. He passed away in late January 2001."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide