Veteran jazz pianist Eddie Higgins has performed and recorded with many of the biggest names in jazz, including Coleman Hawkins, Jack Teagarden, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Wayne Shorter. On this set for Venus, Higgins is joined by Jay Leonhart on bass, Joe Cohn on guitar, Joe Ascione on drums and Joe Locke on vibes.
Higgins' renditions...sound like the definitive jazz text from which other versions are departures.
Higgins is less a stylist than a brilliant generalist who ranges through the history of the music, selecting, winnowing and refining...draws from all eras of jazz piano without being tied to any of them.
- 180g Vinyl
- Mixed and Mastered by Tetsuo Hara
- Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
- Obi strip
- Made in Japan
|Eddie Higgins||piano, quintet arrangement|
|Dick Lieb||conductor, string arrangements|
- Moonlight Becomes You
- If I Should Lose You
- How Deep Is The Ocean
- The Folks Who Live On The Hill
- What Is There To Say
- Be Careful, It's My Heart
- I'll Be Around
- The Nearness Of You
Recorded at Avator Studio in New York on August 26 and 27, 2003.