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Duke Pearson
Genre: Jazz
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All Artists: Duke Pearson
Title: Profile
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note
Release Date: 1/1/2008
Album Type: Import
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


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And his uncle called him Duke...
reading man | 01/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By the time Columbus Calvin Pearson Jr. arrived in New York in early 1959, he had studied piano, mellophone, baritone, trumpet, and bass. Although best known for his innovative arrangements for Blue Note, he was a pianist at heart, and Profile, recorded within the demanding context of the trio, was his first album as a leader. This is fine, mellow music that makes you feel good. "Someone" is a bit up-tempo. "Coffee" is a slower composition that captures the need to shake off early-morning cobwebs. "Taboo" is mystical, with the introduction and bridge in different, yet completely complementary tempos. "I'm Glad" is soft. Mr. Pearson composed "Gate City" and "Two Mile": the former is understated elegance; the latter is set in a minor key, with a nice exchange between piano and drums after a bass solo. "Witchcraft" is a pop hit he helped introduce to the genre. The inner harmony and serenity of Duke Pearson is strongly reflected in Profile. He was an artist with a "sense of time and the ability to communicate inner feelings, whether the tempo is fast or slower." This makes his effort special, a worthy addition to any collection. His mother introduced him to the piano, and he dedicated Profile to her. What's not to like?

Duke Pearson-piano
Gene Taylor-bass
Lex Humphries- Drums