Newly remastered for vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
A light and groovy new take on standards, Out Of This World by The Three Sounds was recorded in 1962. Out Of This World contains music by The Three Sounds trio consisting of Gene Harris on piano, Andrew Simpkins on bass, and drummer Bill Dowdy.
The Three Sounds (also known as The 3 Sounds) were an American jazz trio that formed in 1956 and disbanded in 1973. The trio played and recorded with Lester Young, Lou Donaldson, Nat Adderley, Johnny Griffin, Anita O'Day, Bucky Pizzarelli, Stanley Turrentine and Sonny Stitt, among others. Between 1958 and 1962, the group released nine albums for Blue Note. They toured nationally during this period, building a large following in jazz clubs across the country.
"Out of This World relies less on originals than before, concentrating on standards which sound startlingly fresh. It's the loose, flexible groove that's the key. Simpkins and Dowdy keep things on track, while Gene Harris plays -- he can be nimble, he can pound, but he keeps the music flowing at a nice, easy pace. He has a good sense of the groove, and he stays within the groove even as he plays a lot of notes; it's truly an individual style...It's hard to sound this light and easy, and the Three Sounds pull it off with grace." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Remastered & reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary campaign
Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note Titles
First run pressings to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
Gene Harris, piano
Andrew Simpkins, bass
Bill Dowdy, drums
1. Girl of My Dreams
2. Out of the Past
3. Just In Time
4. I'll Be Around
1. My Silent Love
2. Sanctified Sue
3. Out of This World
4. You Make Me Feel So Young