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Pure Imagination

Pure Imagination

by Johnny Varro
     
 
Johnny Varro has long been one of jazz's greatest swing pianists. Influenced by Teddy Wilson and to a lesser extent Fats Waller and Earl Hines, Varro had his own voice on his instrument for over 40 years before recording Pure Imagination. Assisted by bassist

Overview

Johnny Varro has long been one of jazz's greatest swing pianists. Influenced by Teddy Wilson and to a lesser extent Fats Waller and Earl Hines, Varro had his own voice on his instrument for over 40 years before recording Pure Imagination. Assisted by bassist Mark Neuenschwander and drummer Ed Metz Jr., Varro swings his way through such numbers as "A Beautiful Friendship," "I'm Old Fashioned," "'Deed I Do," "Drop Me Off in Harlem," and "I'll Take Romance," also including a couple more recent songs in his repertoire. Heard throughout at the peak of his powers, Varro always keeps the melody in mind while filling his solos with subtle surprises. This is one of his finest showcases and is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941129328
catalogNumber:
19293

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Varro   Primary Artist,Piano
Ed Metz   Drums
Mark Neuenschwander   Bass,Double Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Gary Baldassari   Engineer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Mat Domber   Producer
Rachel Domber   Producer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Donald Kahn   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Stanley Styne   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Rachel & Mat Domber   Audio Production

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