July 13, 2011

Willie Pickens - It's About Time















1. Straight No Chaser (T. Monk) (4:40)
2. Stella by Starlight (V. Young - N. Washington) (7:40)
3. Lush Life (B. Strayhorn) (6:28)
4. Sophisticated Lady (D. Ellington - I. Mills - M. Parish) (7:24)
5. Invitation (B. Kaper - P. F. Webster) (9:44)
6. It's Only a Paper Moon (H. Arlen - B. - E. Y. Harburg) (3:56)
7. Wave (A. C. Jobim) (9:30)
8. 1ère Gnossienne (E. Satie) (3:14)
9. Sophisticated Lady (D. Ellington - I. Mills - M. Parish) (4:50)
10. Valse in C Sharp Minor (F. Chopin) (6:42)
11. Straight No Chaser (T. Monk) (5:55)

Willie Pickens (piano)
Dan Shapera (bass 1, 4, 7, 11), Larry Gray (bass 2, 5)
Robert Shy (drums 1, 4, 7, 11), Wilbur Campbell (drums 2, 5)

Tracks 1-7 recorded at Sparrow Sound Design, Chicago, 1987.
Tracks 8-10 recorded live at Uptown Center Hull House Association, Chicago, 1981.
Track 11 recorded live at The 1986 Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago, 1986.

Southport Records S-SSD 0048; Southport S-SSD 0008

https://rapidshare.com/files/3242781850/wp-itsat.part1.rar
https://rapidshare.com/files/1741787418/wp-itsat.part2.rar
https://rapidshare.com/files/25575637/wp-itsat.part3.rar
https://rapidshare.com/files/1915472594/wp-itsat.part4.rar
https://rapidshare.com/files/3540153959/wp-itsat.part5.rar
scans
https://rapidshare.com/files/3380591885/wp-itsat_scans.rar

2 comments:

cvllos said...

Brian, first of all, thank you for your post and your taste for exposing such a brillant pianist.
I knew him on a recording on Art Pepper, 1977, Live at Jazz Showcase and in my humble opinion he is too much creative and talented. Unfortunately, Pepper didn't go on with him on his team.
I'm glad that I found Willie's recording on your place. Be safe!

Alvinho said...

Sounds excellent. Thanks.