June 1st – Hal Schaefer

June 1st – Hal Schaefer
Catalog number: 295


01 Too Marvelous for Words
comp: Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer
02 Tenderly
comp: Walter Gross
03 Baubles, Bangles and Beads
comp: Robert Wright
04 How Deep is the Ocean
comp: Irving Berlin
05 Gone With The Wind
comp: Allie Wrubel
06 Blues for Marilyn
comp: Hal Schaefer
07 I'm Old Fashioned
comp: Jerome Kern
08 Blues for Brenda
comp: Hal Schaefer
09 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
comp: Fred Ahlert
10 Imagination
comp: Jimmy Van Heusen
11 Meditation
comp: Antonio Carlos Jobim
12 All the Things You Are
comp: Jerome Kern
13 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
comp: Jerome Kern
14 Solitude
comp: Edward Duke Ellington

From his friendship w/Duke Ellington (who called him his protege), to his work with the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell and Judy Garland, to his musical track record in radio, TV and film, Hal Schaefer is an incredible story.

Here he shines with his own refreshingly-idiosyncratic style of elegant solo jazz piano.

…delightful…his solos are lean, unpredictable and gently dissonant…he approaches the standards in a Tatum-like manner frequently referring to their themes, altering and re-harmonizing them, and using varying textures… -JAZZIZ Magazine

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