Joe Bonner

The Lost Melody (SCS1227)

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The Lost Melody

Joe Bonner



LPS 160382




LP 16,51 €

Classic 1980s SteepleChase recording from pianist Joe Bonner featuring Bob Rockwell, Jesper Lundgaard, Jukkis Uotila, now repressed on standard weight vinyl. This limited pressing is from the original matrices. Bonner (1948 - 2014) was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where Thelonious Monk was born about three decades earlier and left strong influence on the young pianist. An impressive modernist Joe Bonner performed in and around Denver, Colorado towards the end of his life and became a legendary figure. He spent considerable time in Denmark during the 80s. This album from Copenhagen in March 1987 is a studio recording with another American expatriate Bob Rockwell on tenor.

The Lost Melody is a good group session, marked by strong charts.” - The Penguin Guide to JAZZ

“One cannot but admire the fluency and precision, the dexterous right hand... the diversity in his play is a mark of a great pianist.” - Jean-Paul Ricard, Diapason


  • Joe Bonner, piano
  • Bob Rockwell, tenor sax
  • Jesper Lundgaard, bass
  • Jukkis Uotila, drums
Recorded March 29, 1987


  • A1. You And The Night And The Music
  • A2. Easy Living
  • A3. Vibeke
  • B1. The Lost Melody
  • B2. The Song Is You
  • B3. Manuella