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Album Review

Includes jazz originals from Mance, Martin Rivera, and Gil Fuller, a Leadbelly blues, and instrumentals of pop tunes from George Harrison, Johnny Nash, and Al Green. A nice approach without the schmaltz. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Junior Mance is great!

I discover this album in a coffee shop. Shazamed it, downloaded it and can't stop loving it. The way he plays the tunes is very organic, playful and yet deep. Just great!


Born: October 10, 1928 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Junior Mance is well-known for his soulful bluesy style, but he is also expert at playing bop standards. He started playing professionally when he was ten. Mance worked with Gene Ammons in Chicago during 1947-1949, played with Lester Young (1950), and was with the Ammons-Sonny Stitt group until he was drafted. He was the house pianist at Chicago's Bee Hive (1953-1954), worked as Dinah Washington's accompanist (1954-1955), was in the first Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1956-1957), and then spent two...
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