Roger Kellaway

I Was There - Kellaway Plays Bobby Darin Songbook (IPOC 1006)

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I Was There - Kellaway Plays Bobby Darin Songbook

Roger Kellaway



IPO 123996

IPOC 1006



I Was There - Kellaway Plays Bobby Darin Songbook

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The value of I Was There, beyond the reminder that Kellaway worked with Bobby Darin, is the reminder that Roger Kellaway, at the age of 65, remains one of the busiest, but one of the most under-recognized jazz pianists of his generation.

His technical complexity and mastery of his instrument is obvious throughout I Was There as he reinterprets Darin's music according to his own personality this time, instead to conform to Darin's.
And IPO Recordings during its relatively short existence has proven once again that it values exceptional quality as it records underpromoted musician's musicians like Tom McIntosh and Sir Roland Hanna.

I Was There fits into that description perfectly, and it's gratifying to hear Kellaway playing recorded jazz again. It took the release of another movie to bring the prolific and infinitely imaginative Kellaway to the public's attention again.

Every track on this CD is a gem, but some are stunning.
His complete mastery of the piano shines through everything he plays and makes his work absolutely timeless.
He draws from all of his amazing breadth of experience to produce an album of superb quality, which is easy to listen to and at the same time very stimulating, ... Rogers performance here is perfection, I suspect that in the future this CD is destined to become one of the definitive, solo piano albums.

1. Beyond the Sea
2. Charade
3. My Buddy
4. Just in Time
5. When I Look in Your Eyes
6. The Shadow of Your Smile
7. I Was There
8. I'm Begining to See the Light
9. A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
10. When Your Lover Has Gone
11. That's All
12. My Funny Valentine
13. All By Myself
14. Something in Your Smile