Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Pete Jolly Trio|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Who knew Pete Jolly could swing so tirelessly...
Mark F. Berrafato | Atlanta | 08/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pete Jolly (piano), Chuck Berghofer (bass); Nick Ceroli (drums)
I'm a bit embarrased to admit that I had never heard of Pete Jolly until recently. I have been a jazz fan since high school (30 years ago)and thought I was fairly well versed with swinging piano players. I was listening to WWOZ out of New Orleans and they played a cut which really intriqued me, so I went to the web and googled Pete Jolly. I then sampled a few tunes from I Tunes, then HAD to purchase this record! It starts out with a fiercely swinging version of Miles Davis' Milestones. Pete's harmonic sensibilites and lightening fast right hand are amazing. The rhythm section cooks and the sonic quality is very good - it was recorded at Donte's by George Jerman in July of 1969. The whole record cooks with sense of urgency and ferocity that just gives me goosebumps down my back. You can hear the crowd in the background, however it does not distract from the music, but rather gives you an intimate feeling like you are there just feet away from the musicians. Tea for Two is next and it's unlike any version I've ever heard. You can hear someone clinking their martini glass during the drum solo and then the bass player duels with the drummer. It is so much fun! Stars & Stripes is interesting. Who could ever have imagined John Philip Souza swinging! Also their take on the Beatles Hey Jude could have been really cheesy, but instead it's done in a loping, melodic, and breezily manner - you can't help but tap your foot to it. All in all this is a fabulous record and great introduction to Pete Jolly. Enjoy!"