Virtuoso Jazz Pianist Plays The Harry Warren Songbook on SACD!
Includes 3 Bonus Tracks!
Throughout a busy musical career that got underway in the early '50s, Dick Hyman has functioned as pianist, organist, arranger, music director, and composer. His versatility in all of these areas has resulted in film scores, orchestral compositions, concert appearances and well over 100 albums recorded under his own name. While developing a masterful facility for improvisation in his own piano style, Mr. Hyman has also investigated ragtime and the earliest periods of jazz and has researched and recorded the piano music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Zez Confrey, Eubie Blake and Fats Waller, which he often features in his frequent recitals. Other solo recordings include the music of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Duke Ellington. Some of his recordings with combos are From The Age Of Swing, Swing Is Here, Cheek To Cheek, and If Bix Played Gershwin, plus numerous duet albums with Ruby Braff, Ralph Sutton, Shelly Berg, Ken Peplowski and others.
His debut album for Venus Records is a Harry Warren songbook. Supported expertly by bassist Jay Leonhart and drummer Chuck Redd, Hyman performs these evergreens such as "You're My Everything" and "42nd Street" with vigor and inventiveness. The tone of his piano is beautiful.
"With Hyman, we see a truly unique specimen of jazz. He has a brain that functions as a sort of comprehensive jazz encyclopedia. Along with that, he is a pianist with the skills to demonstrate perfectly almost every known technique and style to emerge during the course of the genre's 100 year-plus history." - Graham L. Flanagan, AllAboutJazz
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
Made in Japan
Dick Hyman, piano
Jay Leonhart, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
1. You're My Everything (H. Warren)
2. 42nd Street (H. Warren)
3. At Last (H. Warren)
4. I Found A Million Dollar Baby (H. Warren)
5. I Only Have Eyes For You (H. Warren)
6. September In The Rain (H. Warren)
7. Serenade In Blue (H. Warren)
8. The More I See You (H. Warren)
9. There Will Never Be Another You (H. Warren)
10. We're In The Money (H. Warren)
11. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby (H. Warren)
12. Old Man Mazurka (D. Hyman)
13. Theme From The Purple Rose (D. Hyman)
14. My Favorite Things (R. Rodgers)
Recorded at Avatar Studio in New York on April 26 & 27, 2010