Half and Half

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Oakland, CA, native Richard Wyands has played piano and arranged for a number of jazz legends since the '50s, but curiously remained under-recorded as a leader. On this 1999 session for Criss Cross, Wyands mainly sticks to standards from the likes of Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Sammy Cahn, and others. This is the third date where Wyands utilized drummer Kenny Washington and bassist Peter Washington, who easily adapt to whatever form is presented, gliding from ballads to bebop to bossa nova. This disc contains one original Wyands piece, "Half and Half," written when the pianist was a member the Gigi Gryce quintet in the '50s but not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Oakland, CA, native Richard Wyands has played piano and arranged for a number of jazz legends since the '50s, but curiously remained under-recorded as a leader. On this 1999 session for Criss Cross, Wyands mainly sticks to standards from the likes of Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Sammy Cahn, and others. This is the third date where Wyands utilized drummer Kenny Washington and bassist Peter Washington, who easily adapt to whatever form is presented, gliding from ballads to bebop to bossa nova. This disc contains one original Wyands piece, "Half and Half," written when the pianist was a member the Gigi Gryce quintet in the '50s but not commercially recorded until this session.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2000
  • Label: Criss Cross
  • EAN: 8712474118526
  • Catalog Number: 1185
  • Sales rank: 124,209

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Old Fashioned (5:29)
  2. 2 Blues for Kosi (4:52)
  3. 3 P.S. I Love You (9:18)
  4. 4 Once I Loved (7:27)
  5. 5 Half and Half (5:04)
  6. 6 A Beautiful Friendship (5:50)
  7. 7 Daydream (8:05)
  8. 8 Is That So? (4:39)
  9. 9 Time After Time (5:29)
  10. 10 As Long as I Live (6:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Wyands Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano
Kenny Washington Drums
Peter Washington Bass
Richard Wyands Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Roy Acuff Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Gerry Teekens Producer, Cover Design
Max Bolleman Engineer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Ted Panken Liner Notes
H. Bloemendaal Cover Design
K. Hasselpflug Executive Producer
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