9.Ellington Medley: Rain Check / In a Sentimental Mood / Squatty Roo: Rain Check / In A Sentimental Mood / Squatty Roo
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Ray Brown Trio: Ray Brown (acoustic bass); Benny Green (piano); Jeff Hamilton (drums).
Recorded at Signet Sound, Studio A, West Hollywood, California on April 21 & 22, 1994. Includes liner notes by Donald Elfman.
Bassist Ray Brown, pianist Benny Green, and drummer Jeff Hamilton make for a perfect team on their Telarc CD. The tight yet swinging arrangements are full of subtle surprises and serve as a perfect format for the players, particularly Green. Highlights include Thad Jones' "Don't Get Sassy," Oscar Peterson's "Kelly's Blues," "Tanga," "Brown's New Blues," and a three-song Duke Ellington medley. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow