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André Previn (Conductor/Piano): Old Friends

Track List

>But Not for Me
>Stars Fell on Alabama
>Stompin' at the Savoy
>Medley: Darn That Dream/Here's That Rainy Day/Polka Dots and Moonbeams: Darn That Dream / Here's That Rainy Day / Polka Dots And Moonbeams
>One O'Clock Jump
>Medley: Bad and the Beautiful/Laura: The Bad And The Beautiful / Laura
>Moonsweeper Blues
>Over the Rainbow
>Satin Doll
>Sweet Georgia Brown

Album Notes

Personnel: Andre Previn (piano), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ray Brown (bass).

Recorded live at Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California on August 24, 1991 and The La Jolla, California, Summerfest. Includes liner notes by Donald Elfman.

Personnel: André Previn (piano); Mundell Lowe (guitar).

Liner Note Author: Donald Elfman.

Recording information: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, CA (08/24/1991).

Illustrator: Harry Roolaart.

Andre Previn's "jazz comeback" has been a welcome event even though he clearly regards his jazz playing as an occasional affair. It is to Previn's great credit that when he plays improvised music he sounds like a fulltime jazz pianist. This trio outing with guitarist Mundell Lowe and bassist Ray Brown was his third jazz date of the period and features the veteran players swinging standards lightly but with passion. A medley has unaccompanied solos by each of the musicians; other highlights include cooking versions of "Stompin' at the Savoy," "One O'Clock Jump," "Topsy" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" in addition to some heartfelt ballad renditions. ~ Scott Yanow


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