Joe Burton (p), Sam Agres (b), Sam Cohen, Chuck Christiansen (d)
Reference: PS 012 CD
Bar code: 8427328400121
Hard bop, mainstream, ballads and blues pianist with string of albums recorded since the early '50s, mainly in small combos. Not flashy, innovative, well known or great soloist, but records are usually tightly played, and good mix of originals and standards.
01. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 2:45
02. Like Never Before (Girard-Marsala) 2:26
03. Just Friends (Klenner-Lewis) 2:40
04. By Candle Light (Russell-Haskins-Moore) 3:30
05. Smile Joe (Joe Burton) 3:14
06. Happy Days Are Here Again (Ager-Yellen) 2:24
07. It Ain't Necessarily So (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:22
08. Ruta Lee (Girard-Marsala) 3:06
09. Alone (Panico) 2:47
10. Bourbon Street Walz (Burton-Sher) 2:34
11. Lea Honey (Joe Burton) 2:04
12. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Romberg-Hammerstein II) 2:50
Total time: 32:00 min. approx.
Originally issued on a 12-inch LP by Joday Records (JD-1001)
Joe Burton (piano), Sam Agres (bass), Sam Cohen (drums), Chuck Christiansen (drums only on #1, 10 & 11).
Recorded in Chicago, 1964
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol