Earl May Quartet: Swinging The Blues with Barry Harris
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19320
Musicians: Earl May-bass, David Glasser-alto saxophone, Larry Ham-piano, Eddie Locke-drums, Barry Harris-piano
ÒIn this set of 13 selections comprising a mixture of familiar but revered pop standards, not-so-familiar Jazz originals, a confirmed Be-Bop classic and a couple of 1940s Basie staples, Earl May proves that a tasteful combination of the three basic elements in music: melody, harmony and rhythm with a fair amount of ÔswingÕ thrown in is always good, no matter whatÕs currently in vogue.Ó Frank Foster, was a member of the Count Basie Orchestra during the Ô50s and Ô60s and leader of the Count Basie Orchestra in the late Ô80s and early Ô90s.
Swinging The Blues, Blame It On My Youth, My Foolish Heart, Tea For Two, Blue Iridescence, Make Someone Happy, Under African Skies, Sioux Suite, My Old Flame, Confirmation, Wishes Are Starting to Don«t Come True, It«s So Divine, Lester Leaps In