From the Age of Swing
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||From the Age of Swing||Dick Hyman||5:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||You're Driving Me Crazy / Moten Swing||Dick Hyman||4:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Topsy||Dick Hyman||6:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Moonglow||Dick Hyman||3:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Them There Eyes||Dick Hyman||4:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dooji Wooji||Dick Hyman||6:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Soft Winds||Dick Hyman||5:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||What Is There to Say?||Dick Hyman||4:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||'Deed I Do||Dick Hyman||4:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rose Room||Dick Hyman||4:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Know What You Do||Dick Hyman||3:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mean to Me||Dick Hyman||5:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm Getting Sentimental Over You||Dick Hyman||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||From the Age of Swing (Alternate Take)||Dick Hyman||4:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
As the title implies, this is very much a swing set. Pianist Dick Hyman (a master of all pre-bop styles) has little difficulty emulating Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum and Count Basie (among others) plus his own style in an octet also featuring trumpeter Joe Wilder, trombonist Urbie Green, altoist-clarinetist Phil Bodner, baritonist Joe Temperley, rhythm guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Butch Miles and (on three tunes) altoist Frank Wess. The opening and closing numbers are ad-lib blues both titled "From the Age of Swing"; sandwiched in between are ten swing-era standards plus a couple of obscure Duke Ellington items. Among the highlights are "Topsy," "Them There Eyes," "Rose Room" and "Mean to Me." No real surprises occur, but mainstream fans should like this swinging set.
The 5 stars are for Them there Eyes. This is a wildly fun version from start to finish. I also like Mean to Me. Those are the two I bought.
Born: March 8, 1927 in New York, NY
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s