The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions: Ellis Larkins - A Smooth One
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||Rose Room||Ellis Larkins||9:08||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Saint Louis Blues||Ellis Larkins||7:31||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Blues In My Heart||Ellis Larkins||4:18||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Smooth One||Ellis Larkins||7:25||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||C.E.B.||Ellis Larkins||3:45||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea||Ellis Larkins||7:44||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Want a Little Girl||Ellis Larkins||6:13||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Day Dream||Ellis Larkins||5:11||€1.29||View in iTunes|
Famed as a subtle accompanist who played harmonically complex chords in a lightly swinging style, pianist Ellis Larkins did not have any opportunities to record a full album as a leader after 1959 until this effort for the French Black & Blue label; it was last available domestically as a Classic Jazz LP. With fine support from bassist George Duvivier and drummer J.C. Heard, Larkins performs five swing-era standards, plus his own "C.E.B." The increasingly rare session gives listeners a good example of Ellis Larkins' tasteful playing.
Born: 15 May 1923 in Baltimore, MD
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s