- Released: 1992
- Label: OJC
- 1.Long Ago (And Far Away)
- 2.Sure Thing
- 3.A Fine Romance
- 4.They Didn't Believe Me
- 5.All the Things You Are
- 7.Ol' Man River
- 8.Why Do I Love You?
- 9.Go Little Boat
- 10.Put Me to the Test
Solo performer: Andre Previn (piano).
Recorded in February & March 1959. Originally released on Contemporary (7567).
This special collector's edition is digitally remastered from original analog master tapes.
Personnel: Andr? Previn (piano).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Liner Note Author: Vernon Duke.
Recording information: Contemporary Records' Studio, LA, CA (02/26/1959/03/10/1959).
Photographer: Roger Marshutz.
For this solo piano session (a Contemporary date which has been reissued on CD), the remarkably versatile Andre Previn interprets ten Jerome Kern songs including several ("Sure Thing," "WhipPoor-Will," "Go Little Boat" and "Put Me to the Test") that are quite obscure. Sometimes he treats the melodies with great respect while other performances find him stretching the themes and coming up with fresh variations; "They Didn't Believe Me" is a highpoint. This is a well-rounded set with plenty of surprises along with consistently tasteful playing, one of Previn's better jazz efforts. ~ Scott Yanow