Take It or Leave It

Take It or Leave It

by Rick DellaRatta



A fine post-bop pianist from the East Coast, Rick DellaRatta alternates standards and originals on this quartet set with bassist Rene Hart, drummer Denis Charles and trumpeter Walt Szymanski. Most unusual is that a few selections (mostly standards) have DellaRatta taking vocals that sometimes sound eerily close in tone and style to that of Chet Baker. Although the singing is somewhat derivative, the inventive piano solos are fairly original and the main reason for jazz listeners to acquire this small label release.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2000
Label: Original Cast Record
UPC: 0776016121427
catalogNumber: 61214


  1. Take It or Leave It
  2. Seventh Heaven
  3. Let's Get Lost
  4. Think of One
  5. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life
  6. Lust Life
  7. A New Kind of Love
  8. The Pain of Losing You
  9. Wind Chime
  10. Starry Nites, Sunny Days and Valentines
  11. Willow Weep for Me
  12. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  13. Just You, Just Me

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