September Song
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Dorothy Donegan

September Song

Fresh Sound Records

Dorothy Donegan (p)

Reference: FSRCD 121

Bar code: 8427328601214


01. I Can Give You Anything But Love McHugh-Fields) 3:26
02. September Song (Weill-Anderson) 4:21
03. Up a Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael) 2:54
04. Happiness is a Thing Called Joe (Arlen-Harburg) 3:25
05. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 4:22
06. Love For Sale (Cole Porter) 2:04
07. Medley 3:46
-Tenderly (Gross-Lawrence)
-Stella by Starlight (Young-Washington)
08. Lullaby of Birdland (George Shearing) 3:53
09. Dancing on the Ceiling (Rodgers-Hart) 4:44
10. I Get a Kick Out of You (Cole Porter) 5:04

Album details

Originally issued by Jubilee Records as JLP-1013

The Dorothy Donegan Trio
Dorothy Donegan (piano), with unidentified rhythm section.
Recorded in New York City, 1955

Photography & cover art: Burt Goldblatt

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"Dorothy Donegan was a virtuoso pianist who the legendary Art Tatum liked to spring on unsuspecting fellow players during impromptu meetings. This early recording, made for Jubilee in 1955 with an unidentified rhythm section, is a typical Donegan session, showing off her technique while abruptly switching to other songs with frequent doses of playfulness.

Her romp through "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" keeps detouring into "Laura," while hinting at the style of Erroll Garner. "September Song" incorporates a schoolyard chant, and wraps up with a half-serious pseudo-classical finale. Donegan shows off her stride chops in her jaunt through "Up a Lazy River." Although she introduces the fifth track with the theme of W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," she immediately segues into a fast boogie-woogie with the trio that borrows heavily from Meade "Lux" Lewis' "Honky Tonk Train Blues," while barely hinting at the piece she started with. Her upbeat treatment of "Lullaby of Birdland" is also full of sudden twists [...]"

Ken Dryden -All Music Guide


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