Pure Imagination

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2004
  • Label: Arbors Records
  • UPC: 780941129328
  • Catalog Number: 19293
  • Sales rank: 365,081

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Varro Primary Artist, Piano
Ed Metz Jr. 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 II 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, Mastering
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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