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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
One of many recordings by Duke Jordan for Steeplechase, this trio session pairs the pianist with bassist David Friesen and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There's a bit of hyperbole in the album's title, as the play list is hardly adventurous and the arrangements are average, in spite of the strong personnel. The date opens with a rather perfunctory rendition of "All the Things You Are" that incorporates Dizzy Gillespie's famous introductory vamp, and a spacious "Moonglow" followed by Duke Ellington's overly recorded "Satin Doll," a piece even many Ellington fans are tired of hearing. Jones sets up "A Night in Tunisia" with an extended fiery solo, with Jordan and Friesen firing on...
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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
One of many recordings by Duke Jordan for Steeplechase, this trio session pairs the pianist with bassist David Friesen and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There's a bit of hyperbole in the album's title, as the play list is hardly adventurous and the arrangements are average, in spite of the strong personnel. The date opens with a rather perfunctory rendition of "All the Things You Are" that incorporates Dizzy Gillespie's famous introductory vamp, and a spacious "Moonglow" followed by Duke Ellington's overly recorded "Satin Doll," a piece even many Ellington fans are tired of hearing. Jones sets up "A Night in Tunisia" with an extended fiery solo, with Jordan and Friesen firing on all cylinders in a romp through this bop standard. Friesen's delicious walking bass is the highlight of "Blues in the Closet." The CD edition adds a previously unissued track, Jordan's warm, low-key ballad "Thinking of You."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/1994
  • Label: Steeplechase
  • UPC: 716043115020
  • Catalog Number: 31150

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All the Things You Are (6:36)
  2. 2 Moonglow (7:28)
  3. 3 Satin Doll (6:38)
  4. 4 Thinking of You (8:55)
  5. 5 Night in Tunisia (9:53)
  6. 6 Lady Bird (6:57)
  7. 7 Blues in the Closet (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Jordan Primary Artist, Piano
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Paul Jeffrey Bells
David Friesen Bass
Duke Jordan Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Frank Paparelli Composer
Nils Winther Producer
Dave Achelis Engineer
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