Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
When Joanne Brackeen first arrived at the tiny Maybeck Recital Hall for a concert in June 1989, she was so delighted with the piano and the acoustics that she insisted that Concord owner Carl Jefferson arrange to have her performance there recorded. The message hit home and over the next few years, several dozen solo piano concerts were duly recorded by the label until the hall was sold and it was no longer available for tapings. One of the first concerts to follow Brackeen's featured Dave McKenna. He seems in a particularly lyrical mood throughout this afternoon concert, though his trademark buoyant bassline is often present. While there are a number of gorgeous stand-alone...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
When Joanne Brackeen first arrived at the tiny Maybeck Recital Hall for a concert in June 1989, she was so delighted with the piano and the acoustics that she insisted that Concord owner Carl Jefferson arrange to have her performance there recorded. The message hit home and over the next few years, several dozen solo piano concerts were duly recorded by the label until the hall was sold and it was no longer available for tapings. One of the first concerts to follow Brackeen's featured Dave McKenna. He seems in a particularly lyrical mood throughout this afternoon concert, though his trademark buoyant bassline is often present. While there are a number of gorgeous stand-alone songs, including the gliding "Dream Dancing," a lush, introspective "Detour Ahead," and an inventive, playful take of Duke Ellington's "C Jam Blues" (with a bassline inspired by boogie-woogie pianist Meade "Lux" Lewis' recording), there are several medleys that are connected by a common theme in their titles. Beautifully recorded and performed, this valuable CD was one of many Maybeck titles that was unfortunately deleted from Concord's active catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1990
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431441021
  • Catalog Number: 4410
  • Sales rank: 92,990

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave McKenna Primary Artist, Piano
Technical Credits
Herb Ellis Composer
Ron Davis Engineer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer
Paul Mertz Composer
Bud Spangler Contributor, Remote Recording Coordinator
Al Stillman Composer
Cyra McFadden Liner Notes
James Gudeman Contributor
Kent Judkins Art Direction
Lou Carter Composer
John Freigo Composer
Al Jacobs Composer
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