& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Usually ships within 5 to 7 days.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Live at Blues Alley - Thi... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by MovieMars-CDs
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Sealed item. Like NEW. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Live at Blues Alley - Third Set
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player

Live at Blues Alley - Third Set

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, February 20, 2007
"Please retry"
$10.55 $14.38
$16.75 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Usually ships within 5 to 7 days. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Live at Blues Alley - Third Set + Live at Blues Alley: First Set + Live at Blues Alley: Second Set
Price for all three: $48.82

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 20, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reservoir Records
  • ASIN: B000LP4NWK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #525,368 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Double Talk
2. It Could Happen To You
3. Our Delight
4. The Squirrel
5. If You Could See Me Now
6. Dameronia
7. On A Misty Night
8. Easy Living

Editorial Reviews

Put pianist Hod O'Brien, bassist Ray Drummond, and drummer Kenny Washington in a club, record them for two evenings, and your are pretty much guaranteed to get at least one CD of excellent music. However, "Live At Blues Alley - Third Set" is fifty nine minutes of music "rejected" by Hod when we were selecting the material for the first two CD's. "But to my surprise, I found the music highly inspired", Hod explains. There is a level of excitement sustained on all of the selections, which include "It Could Happen To You", "Easy Living", and five of Tadd Dameron's classics.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Tapscott on October 12, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Despite some self-critical remarks in the liner notes, Hod O'Brien's "Third Set - Live at Blues Alley" stands shoulder to shoulder with the First Set and Second Set CD's. While O'Brien may have originally considered some of these takes inferior, to this listener there is no audible difference in musical quality whatsoever. "The Third Set" is a highly enjoyable, swinging CD of bebop piano, with O'Brien backed superbly by bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Kenny Washington.

The set opens with Howard McGhee's uptempo "Double Talk", and moves next moves into a swinging mid-tempo take of "It Could Happen to You." Then O'Brien announces that "We're going to do some Tadd Dameron now", and leads the trio in no less than five Dameron compositions including the well-known "If You Could See Me Now", the bluesy "The Squirrel", and the lesser known "Dameronia." As jazz buffs know, Dameron's compostions are quite beautiful, and always provide fertile ground for swinging and inventive improvisation. Such is the case here. Dameron's music is meat and potatoes for this trio and brings out the best in all three musicians. O'Brien's stop-time segment in "Our Delight" will capture your attention and provide listening delight as it did for the audience at "Blues Alley." The set and the evening ends gently with a reflective take of "Easy Living."

Hod O'Brien is a master of bebop piano and on this 59 minute set gives us some of the most swinging, uplifting and satisfying modern jazz piano to be heard anywhere. "Third Set" is highly recommended along with "First Set" and "Second Set."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category