The Kenny Drew Trio - Pal Joey (1957)
Artist & Band: The Kenny Drew Trio
Title Of Album: Pal Joey
Year Of Release: Oct 15, 1957 (Released: 1996)
Label: Riverside/Original Jazz Classics (OJCCD-1809-2), (Universal Japan)
Genre, Style: Jazz, Hard Bop
Type, Quality: mp3, CBR 320 kbps
Total Time: 38:04
Total Size: mp3 - 87.39 MB
It seems strange that (with the exception of a 1960 session for Blue Note) this would be pianist Kenny Drew's last session as a leader until 1973. With bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Philly Joe Jones, Drew interprets eight Rodgers and Hart tunes, five written for the play Pal Joey and three of their earlier hits that were included in the film version. Drew contributes swing and subtle bop-based improvising to these superior melodies (which are highlighted by "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "I Could Write a Book," and "The Lady Is a Tramp"), and the results are quite memorable.
01. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
02. Do It the Hard Way
03. I Didn"t Know What Time It Was
04. Happy Hunting Horn
05. I Could Write a Book
06. What Is a Man?
07. My Funny Valentine
08. The Lady Is a Tramp
Kenny Drew - piano,
Wilbur Ware - bass
Philly Joe Jones - drums.
Produced by Orrin Keepnews.
Recorded in New York; October 15, 1957.
Digital remastering, 1992 - Phil De Lancie (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)