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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although Jaki Byard was a very eclectic pianist, this is a surprisingly conventional set. On most selections he is joined by bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Walter Perkins in 1964 for fairly straight-ahead renditions of standards and obscurities. A few of the numbers add Booker Ervin on tenor and trumpeter Richard Williams, and of these by far the most original performance is the episodic "European Episode." Rounding off the set is a 1961 performance with Byard on both alto and piano of "When Sunny Gets Blue." It's fine music but one has to lower expectations a bit.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although Jaki Byard was a very eclectic pianist, this is a surprisingly conventional set. On most selections he is joined by bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Walter Perkins in 1964 for fairly straight-ahead renditions of standards and obscurities. A few of the numbers add Booker Ervin on tenor and trumpeter Richard Williams, and of these by far the most original performance is the episodic "European Episode." Rounding off the set is a 1961 performance with Byard on both alto and piano of "When Sunny Gets Blue." It's fine music but one has to lower expectations a bit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/1994
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218184229
  • Catalog Number: 1842
  • Sales rank: 65,833

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Alto Saxophone
Ron Carter Bass
Booker Ervin Tenor Saxophone
Walter Perkins Drums
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Roy Haynes Drums
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
Technical Credits
Alan White Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Don Schlitten Producer
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