Junior Mance Trio


Junior's Blues

  • Release Date: 05 Nov 1998
  • OJCCD-1000-2

The tendency to look back at jazz tradition, so commonplace in recent years, was highly unusual at the time Junior Mance recorded this inspired trio album. His versions of blues classics by Meade Lux Lewis, Leroy Carr, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker/Jay McShann, and Thelonious Monk reveal a keen sense of the music's history that suits the natural soul always evident in Mance's playing. Taste is another of the pianist's strong suits, as he proves by completing the program with three evocative … MORE


In the early 1960s "soul-jazz piano" was a flourishing subgenre of the
then-highly popular, back-to-the-blues-roots soul-jazz… More