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- Released: July 1, 1996
- Label: Concord Records
- 1.Lotus Blossom
- 2.I Would Do Anything For You
- 3.Stevedore Stomp
- 4.Violet Blue
- 5.Old Man Harlem
- 6.Dear Bix
- 7.Save It, Pretty Mama
- 8.Alligator Crawl
- 9.In a Mist
- 10.Wonderful One
- 11.Getting Some Fun Out of Life
- 12.King Porter Stomp
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Dave Frishberg (vocals, piano); Marshall Royal (alto saxophone); Bob Findley (trumpet); Steven Schaeffer (drums).
Audio Remasterer: George Horn.
Audio Remixer: David J. Holman.
Liner Note Author: Philip Elwood.
Recording information: United Studios (01/25/1977-01/26/1977); Western Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/25/1977-01/26/1977).
Arranger: Dave Frishberg.
One of Dave Frishberg's finest albums (and a set that gained him a great deal of recognition), Getting Some Fun Out of Life can be easily split into two. Frishberg performs six enjoyable unaccompanied piano solos (including "In a Mist," "King Porter Stomp" and the title cut) and sings six other numbers with a quintet also including trumpeter Bob Findley, altoist Marshall Royal, bassist Larry Gales and drummer Steve Schaeffer. Of the latter, his "Dear Bix" (taken in duet with Findley) is a classic, while "Lotus Blossom" and "Old Man Harlem" are also quite memorable. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow