Blues Up - Piano Solo
  • ABC Paramount LP 104
    ABC Paramount LP 104
  • Realm Records album B923
    Realm Records album B923
  • Dave McKenna
    Dave McKenna

Dave McKenna

Blues Up - Piano Solo

Fresh Sound Records

Dave McKenna (piano solo)

Reference: FSRCD 463

Bar code: 8427328604635

Dave McKenna made a remarkably piano solo debut in 1955 with the fifteen tunes he recorded for ABC Paramount.

The remaining tracks on this compilation also come from a solo album, one he cut almost eight years later for the Realm label. Playing without a rhythm section, a key challenge for a jazz pianist, McKenna accomplished a recital of lasting value and pleasure. He plays with strength, individuality, fine beat and technique, and constant taste in all tempos. He is a wonderfully co-ordinated two-handed pianist.

01. Why Was I Born? 2:16
02. Some Gets In Your Eyes 3:15
03. Blues Up 2:26
04. Walking By The River 3:03
05. S'posin' 2:43
06. If I Had My Way 3:44
07. 'S Wonderful 2:50
08. My Shining Hour 3:07
09. Deed I Do 2:26
10. Like Someone In Love 3:47
11. Let's Get Away From It All 2:13
12. I'm Glad I Waited For You 2:03
13. For All We Know 2:43
14. Warm Valley 2:45
15. Limehouse Blues 2:02
16. Sleepy Waltz 2:48
17. Dream 3:17
18. Lullaby Of The Leaves 2:48
19. Lullaby 2:38
20. Close Your Eyes 1:48
21. Brahm's Lullaby 1:53
22. Deep Night 3:05
23. Deep In A Dream 3:57
24. Lullaby In Blue 2:36
25. Japanese Sandman 2:29
26. Lullaby In Rhythm 2:40
27. Sleep 1:38

Album details

Tracks #1-15, from the album "Dave McKenna Solo Piano" (ABC-104)
Tracks #16-27, from the album "Lullabies in Jazz" (Realm B923)

Dave McKenna, piano.
Recorded in New York City, October 31, 1955 (#1-15), and 1963 (#16-27)
Original liner notes: Creed Taylor (ABC), Jackson Leighter (Realm)
Cover photo: Burt Goldblatt

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

$11.78  (tax incl.)

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