Georges Arvanitas

3 a.m. + Cocktail For Three (2 LPs on 1 CD)

Essential Jazz Classics

Georges Arvanitas (p), Doug Watkins, Gene Taylor (b), Art Taylor, Louis Hayes (d)

Reference: EJC55453

Bar code: 8436028694532

This CD edition contains the two complete long unavailable trio albums recorded by the legendary French pianist Georges Arvanitas for the Pretoria label. He is accompanied on both LPs by well-known American guest artists.

Highly influenced by the music of Bud Powell, these were among Arvanitas' earliest albums as a leader. Both albums were very well received in its time. '3 a.m.' won the Prix Django Reinhardt and the Prix Jazz Hot, while 'Cocktail for Three' won the Prix Jazz Hot and the Prix de l'Imternacional Jazz Club.


01. Three A.M. 8:19
02. A Night In Tunisia 5:50
03. Celia 4:47
04. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise 5:05
05. Our Delight 2:38
06. Whats New? 6:48
07. T.W.A. Blues 4:59
08. Cocktail For Three 5:10
09. Everything Happens To Me 6:36
10. Algo Bueno 6:04
11. Airegin 4:12
12. Mean To Me 4:48
13. Tune Up 2:37
14. Bluesy Blues 8:06

Total time: 75:55 min.

Tracks #1-7, from the album
"3 a.m." (Pretoria 30J3000)

Tracks #8-14, from the album
"Cocktail for Three"
(Pretoria 30J3003)

Personnel in "3 a.m.":

George Arvanitas (p), Doug Watkins (b), and Art Taylor (d).

Recorded in Paris, on September 10, 1958

Personnel in "Cocktail for Three":

George Arvanitas (p), Gene Taylor (b), and Louis Hayes (d).

Recorded in Paris, on March 4, 1959



"Check out the first track on '3 a.m.' and I bet you won't hesitate to buy."

Derek Ansell -Jazz Journal

"If you enjoy bebop you'll like this."

Hugh Ledigo -The Jazz Rag


11,95 €  (tax incl.)

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