Dark Side Light Side
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||Dolphin Dance||George Cables||9:40||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Dark Side, Light Side||George Cables||9:15||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Ruby My Dear||George Cables||7:37||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Alone Together||George Cables||7:25||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||In a Sentimental Mood||George Cables||10:26||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||One Finger Snap||George Cables||5:12||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Rita Suite, Part 1||George Cables||7:10||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Ah George We Hardly Knew You||George Cables||8:31||Album Only||View in iTunes|
George Cables focuses primarily on works by other jazz pianists on this trio date with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Hart. Thoughtful treatments of Thelonious Monk's "Ruby, My Dear" and Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" contrast with the elaborate workouts of two Herbie Hancock tunes, the easygoing "Dolphin Dance" and the rapid-fire "One Finger Snap." The sole standard is a brisk rendition of "Alone Together." Don Pullen's quirky "Ah George, We Hardly Knew You" adds an exotic air. Cables' two originals especially stand out. "Dark Side, Light Side" is an intricate post-bop vehicle with an infectious tension-and-release highlighted by Cables' breezy improvising in a swinging setting, while "Sweet Rita Suite" is actually a Spanish-flavored waltz in disguise. This is another fine recording from George Cables' productive association with Steeplechase.
Born: 14 November 1944 in New York, NY
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s