100 Gold Fingers: Piano Playhouse 1993

100 Gold Fingers: Piano Playhouse 1993

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Overview

The third 100 Gold Fingers tour of Japan featured ten different jazz pianists, all of whom are critically acclaimed veterans. Unlike the earlier 1990 volume, this two-disc set from 1993 was recorded at just one concert, with John Lewis serving as master of ceremonies as well as performing. With so many terrific pianists on hand, it seems unfair to designate a few highlights, but Kenny Barron's lush treatment of"You Don't Know What Love Is," Roger Kellaway's inventive take of "Over the Rainbow," Dave McKenna's driving "Night and Day," Tommy Flanagan's captivating "Someone to Watch Over Me," and Marian McPartland's tantalizing setting of "When Lights Are Low" are obvious picks. John Lewis and Hank Jones play duo pianos on "Mahnã de Carnaval" and "All the Things You Are," while they each have a solo feature as well. Bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Alan Dawson are added on some numbers. Beautifully recorded at Miel Parque Hall in Tokyo (a portion of the concert is also available on DVD), this release should be considered essential for fans of jazz piano.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2003
Label: Absord Japan
UPC: 4520879005068
catalogNumber: 262
Rank: 233442

Tracks

  1. Introduction
  2. You Don't Know What Love Is
  3. Autumn Leaves
  4. Over the Rainbow
  5. If I Were a Bell
  6. I Love You/Easy to Love
  7. Night and Day
  8. Someone to Watch Over Me
  9. Tin Tin Deo
  10. Blue Monk
  11. Slow Freight
  12. Tea for Two/Stardust
  13. No Problem
  14. When Lights Are Low
  15. Emily
  16. Mahnã de Carnaval
  17. All the Things You Are
  18. Memories of You
  19. My One and Only Love
  20. When I Look in Your Eyes
  21. I Don't Know Why
  22. How Long Has This Been Going On
  23. St. Louis Blues
  24. How Deep Is the Ocean
  25. My Foolish Heart
  26. September Song
  27. Oh, Look at Me Now
  28. Take the 'A' Train

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Bryant   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Hank Jones   Piano
Duke Jordan   Piano
Roger Kellaway   Piano
Dave McKenna   Piano
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Alan Dawson   Drums
Kenny Barron   Piano
Junior Mance   Piano
Marian McPartland   Piano
John G. Lewis   Piano,Master of Ceremonies

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Ray Bryant   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Duke Jordan   Composer
Joe Bushkin   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Chano Pozo   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Takao Ishizuka   Executive Producer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Kimion Oikawa   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
John DeVries   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Mellin   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Kiyomi Aoyama   Director

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