Personnel: Marian McPartland (piano); Max Wayne, Eddie Safranski, Bob Carter, Vinnie Burke (bass); Mel Zelnick, Elmer "Mousie" Alexander, Don Lamond, Joe Morello (drums).
Producer: Lee Magid.
Compilation producer: Orrin Keepnews.
Recorded in 1952-53. Includes liner notes by Linda Dahl and Orrin keepnews.
Personnel: Marian McPartland (piano); Mousie Alexander, Don Lamond, Mel Zelnick, Joe Morello (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Linda Dahl; Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: 04/21/1952-10/08/1953.
This Savoy Jazz anthology compiles various recordings pianist Marian McPartland made in the studio as well live performances recorded at the Hickory House in New York City during the 1950s, with the pianist backed energetically by various rhythm sections. Showcasing a startling technique and impeccable melodic sense, McPartland was just beginning to lead her own trio and develop a personal style on these tracks. Some of these cuts are rare, and longtime fans should find the newly discovered live recordings fascinating. ~ Matt Collar