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The Essence

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audio cd - jazz - post bop. Trio featuring Hank Jones, issued in name of bass player Ray Drummond.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  2. Whisper Not
  3. What Am I Here For?
  4. Emily
  5. Allen's Alley
  6. The Essence (L'Essence)
  7. Love Walked In
  8. Imagination
  9. Mr. Higgins, Suh


Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 28, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Digital Music Products (DMP)
  • ASIN: B000003DDJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #397,927 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Although "The Essence" was recorded under the leadership of bassist Ray Drummond, who may have picked the tunes and worked out the arrangements, it's really more of a trio outing headed up by pianist Hank Jones. The group is well balanced and plays as a synthesized unit, as a true trio should - in other words no extended solos featuring bass or drums. The mix of standards and a couple of originals is beautifully played; the recorded sound is exemplary.

This is one of three fine albums Hank Jones made in 1989-90, the other two being Lazy Afternoon and Oracle, both of which are more inspired than "The Essence." This is still a fine trio album which I would recommend if you can pick up an inexpensive copy.
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