Personnel: Ray Bryant (piano); George Duvivier (bass); Grady Tate (drums).
Recorded at RCA Studios, New York, New York on January 10 & 12, 1976. Includes original release liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1994, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Pianist Ray Bryant teams up with bassist George Duvivier and drummer Grady Tate for a set of soulful and bluesy interpretations of five standards and three originals. Oddly enough there are no 12-bar blues on this date (a Pablo session reissued on CD in the OJC series) but Bryant infuses such songs as "Girl Talk," "Good Morning Heartache" and "Li'l Darlin'" with plenty of blues feeling anyway. A relaxed outing, not essential but enjoyable. ~ Scott Yanow