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I Mean You

George Cables

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For this straight-ahead set, pianist George Cables is joined by bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Adam Nussbaum. Cables is heard throughout in top form, reviving Gene Ammons' obscure but appealing "Woofin' and Tweetin'," digging into Thelonious Monk's "I Mean You," recalling Bill Evans on "Who Can I Turn To," and contributing three originals. Cables has long been underrated and he has been heard in a variety of settings through the years. This is one of his best boppish dates.

Biography

Born: 14 November 1944 in New York, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Equally skilled as a leader or as a sideman, George Cables helped to define modern mainstream jazz piano of the 1980s and '90s. When he was 18 and at Mannes College, he formed the Jazz Samaritans with Steve Grossman and Billy Cobham. Cables gained recognition during his stints with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Sonny Rollins (both in 1969), Joe Henderson (1969-1971), and Freddie Hubbard (1971-1976). He was with Dexter Gordon (1976-1978) during the tenor's successful return to the United States, and...
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I Mean You, George Cables
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  • 11,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: 01 January 1994

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