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The Piano: The Best of Seattle Jazz

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“...an overview of some of the best jazz Seattle has to offer.”
Adam Greenburg

In early spring 2000, some of the finest groups in Seattle donated a week of performances at Mack Waldron's "Tula's" as a tribute to his continued devotion to live jazz in Seattle and to help raise money for a new piano. As part of that project, Origin Records produced this compilation CD from recordings by many of the artists who donated their time, creating a snapshot of the very vibrant Seattle jazz community.

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TRACKS:

1. Rhythm Method 8:21 (Chuck Bergeron)
2. Mahalia's Dance 5:57 (John Hansen)
3. Circle 7:55 (Miles Davis)
4. Wild West 7:26 (Aaron Alexander)
5. Young & Foolish Me 6:48 (Hague/Horwitt)
6. The High Country 6:26 (David Marriott)
7. Gray-Blue 5:47 (Doug Miller)
8. Without Joe Henderson... 6:12 (Jim Knapp)
9. All Too Soon 6:21 (Ellington/Sigman)
10. Jay's Maze 7:26 (Steve Griggs)

PERFORMERS:

Various Artists:

1: Chuck Bergeron Group
2: Jay Thomas Quartet
3: New Stories
4: Jay Claton
5: Dave Peck Trio
6: Marriott Jazz Quintet feat. Thomas Marriott
7: Don Lanphere Quartet
8. Jim Knapp Orchestra
9. Greta Matassa
10. Steve Griggs

PRODUCTION:

Produced by John Bishop
Project coordinated by Jane Peck
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at Studio X Mastering
Photography by Steve Robinson & John Bishop
Design & Layout by John Bishop/OriginArts
Notes by Andrew Freund

REVIEWS:

All Music Guide (Adam Greenburg)
Stemming from a donation drive for a local jazz club, this compilation deals out an overview of some of the best jazz Seattle has to offer. While the title alludes to the piano as a centerpiece, the album doesn't focus so strongly on it. Every track save one includes an outstanding pianist (Marc Seales, John Hansen, and Dave Peck are among the brig...

 

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