Harold Mabern

Afro Blue - 180 Gram LP (JAZZ)

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Afro Blue - 180 Gram LP

Harold Mabern

Smoke Sessions

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LPS 147979

JAZZ

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Afro Blue - 180 Gram LP

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LP 33,05 €

2-LP EDITION

Harold Mabern’s second release on Smoke Sessions Records, Afro Blue, is a very special recording featuring guest vocalists Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, and Alexis Cole. The chemistry of these artists with Harold—the sound of his piano voicings combined with their voices—is extraordinary.

This special limited edition pressing of Afro Blue celebrates Mabern’s 80th birthday and features and deluxe tip-on jacket with a 2,000-word artist interview and additional photos.

PERSONNEL:

GREGORY PORTER vocals (tracks 2 & 3)
NORAH JONES vocals (tracks 4 & 5)
JANE MONHEIT vocals (tracks 6 & 7)
KURT ELLING vocals (tracks 8, 9 & 10)
ALEXIS COLE vocals (track 11)
PETER BERNSTEIN guitar (track 12)
JEREMY PELT trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 & 11)
STEVE TURRE trombone (tracks 2, 4, 6 & 11)
HAROLD MABERN piano
ERIC ALEXANDER tenor saxophone (except 5, 12, 13 & 14)
JOHN WEBBER bass (except 5)
JOE FARNSWORTH drums (except 5)

New York City on August 21 and 29, 2014.

TRACKS:

01 The Chief
02 Afro Blue
03 The Man from Hyde Park
04 Fools Rush In
05 Don’t Misunderstand
06 I’ll Take Romance
07 My One and Only Love
08 Billie’s Bounce
09 Portrait of Jennie
10 You Needed Me
11 Such is Life
12 Do It Again
13 Mozzin’
14 Bobby, Benny, Jymie, Lee, Bu