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[In Association with Amazon.com]

MG-25068: Piano Contrasts / Bernie Leighton & Johnny Guarnieri

[Front Cover] Label Type : black/gold Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG25068A
SIDE-B MG25068B



Comments

a thin paper sleeve: maybe a true 1st press.

Inside The Groove

A compilation of two of original Keynote sessions in each side: one by a famous studio pianist, another by a Waller-Tatum-like swingy pianist.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

On Side-A, Bernie Leighton plays so neat and soft, but with magnificient technique. It sounds like a “modern version of Teddy Wilson Trio” mood.

On Side-B, a swingy combo plays so fine. A very impressive ensemble. But once Johnny Guarnieri strikes the piano, backed up with a number of famous, capable and nice players, I also love his magnificient touch.

A very nice coupling of two pianists.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 HL163-2 Things Are Looking Up -
A-2 HL159-1 Beyond The Moon -
A-3 HL160-2 Have You Met Miss Jones -
A-4 HL161-2 I See Your Face Before Me -
SIDE-B
B-1 HL82-1 Rose Room -
B-2 HL84-4 Coquette -
B-3 HL106-4 All My Life -
B-4 HL105-4 Why Do I Love You -

Personnel

SIDE-A:
Bernie Leighton (p), Hy White (g), Trigger Alpert (b), Dave Tough (ds).
Recorded in New York, August 9, 1946.

B-1, B-2: Barney Bigard Quintet:
Barney Bigard (cl), Joe Thomas (tp), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Billy Taylor (b), Cozy Cole (ds).
Recorded in New York, February 5, 1945.

B-3, B-4: J. C. Heard Quintet:
J. C. Heard (ds), Buck Clayton (tp), Flip Phillips (ts), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Milt Hinton (b).
Recorded in New York, August 17, 1945.




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-25068 FRONT] [MG-25068 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-25068 A] [MG-25068 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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