Kelly Blue (Remastered)
Wynton Kelly Sextet & Wynton Kelly Trio
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||Kelly Blue||Wynton Kelly Sextet||10:48||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise||The Wynton Kelly Trio||6:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me||The Wynton Kelly Trio||4:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On Green Dolphin Street||The Wynton Kelly Trio||4:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Willow Weep for Me||The Wynton Kelly Trio||6:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Keep It Moving (Take 4)||Wynton Kelly Sextet||7:29||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Keep It Moving (Take 3)||Wynton Kelly Sextet||8:46||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Old Clothes||The Wynton Kelly Trio||7:41||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Recorded for Riverside, this set mostly features the influential pianist Wynton Kelly in a trio with his fellow rhythm-section mates from the Miles Davis bands, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb. "Kelly Blue" and "Keep It Moving" add cornetist Nat Adderley, flutist Bobby Jaspar and the tenor of Benny Golson to the band for some variety. Kelly was renowned as an accompanist, but as he shows on a set including three of his originals and four familiar standards (including "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" and "Willow Weep for Me"), he was also a strong bop-based soloist too. A fine example of his talents. [Some reissues augment the program with a previously unreleased "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" and the alternate take of "Keep It Moving."]
All I can say is OUSTANDING!!!!!!! Kelly Blue is such a remarkable song with the top players. I listen to that song pretty much every day. If you want to hear an amazing album, this is the one to get!!!!
My very favorite is "Comin' in the Back Door" but this is so "today". I love it!
One of my all-time favorites
Completely solid, wonderfully phrased, and thoroughly satisfying. I love this album and have treasured this music for 25+ years. "Kelly Blue" (the title piece) is worth the price of the album alone. Four soloists who come back to the same chorus, each taking off in a different way - flying, creeping, skipping - but never losing the audience or veering off into space. What I love about this album is that the musicians stay true to the songs. They improvise, they interpret, they stretch out, but they stay in the general outlines of the pieces. "On Green Dolphin Street" is truly excellent as well. Can't recommend it enough.