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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 2, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • ASIN: B0000C23B0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392,295 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By B. D. Tutt on September 13, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Don Ewell was not well served by the recording industry. Despite being hailed as the greatest pianist to emerge from the traditional jazz revival, Ewell's recording output is rather mixed. After the three fine LPs made for Good Time Jazz in 1956-57 (all now on CD), much of Ewell's recording career found him playing with mediocre dixieland bands. Many of his finest solo recordings (for example, those on the Windin' Ball, Stomp Off and Pumpkin labels) have still not been re-issued on CD.
An exception to this poor treatment was provided by Hank O'Neal's Chiaroscuro label, which spent the 1970s recording the then deeply unfashionable surviving mainstream jazz masters. This CD sees the re-issuing in full of two magnificent solo LPs from Chiaroscuro, the 1969 "A Jazz Portrait of the Artist" and the 1973 "Take it in Stride". Added to it is the 1969 Fat Cat Jazz LP "Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon" (also produced by O'Neal), which makes it a definitive release of Ewell's latter-day piano style.
Originally coming to fame as an uncannily accurate re-creator of Jelly Roll Morton's piano style, the mature Ewell had developed a warm swinging approach which amalgamated elements of Morton, Earl Hines and James P. Johnson in an instantly recognisable style. Among the numerous highlights in this release are vigorous stride performances of "Get Happy", "I Found a New Baby" and the Ewell original "Take it in Stride", three fine original blues performances, a superb "Snowy Morning Blues" reminiscent of Johnson himself, and a beautifully swinging mid - tempo performances of Morton's obscure "Honey Babe".
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Here are two CDs chock full of masterful stride piano-playing. It is as if Fats Waller's soul found a sympathetic pair of hands to take over after Fats' untimely demise. Something of a victim of his own success, Fats had few opportunities to simply relax, let the music flow, and to explore the treasures of the Great American Songbook -- and that's exactly what Don Ewell does for us here.

Ewell treats us to these lovely renditions in his own fully-realized post-Fats, post-WW II advanced stride style. His fertile imagination and nimble fingers spin out chorus-after-chorus of engaging variations, in tracks averaging around 4 minutes apiece.

This is true jazz artistry of the highest order.
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Eubie Blake, one of the creators of ragtime and later stride piano, once said of Don Ewell (d. 1983) that he was “the greatest piano player I have ever heard.” He was certainly a d**ned good one. Best known for his combo work with Bunk Johnson, Sidney Bechet, Darnell Hall, Jack Teagarden and others, Ewell was one of stride piano’s most formidable practitioners and it shows to his credit in his few solo recordings. His playing was anchored by a strong left hand playing alternate notes and chords in quarter-note sequence, while with his right hand he played not just unadorned melody but ornate harmonic riffs and legato runs, all played in regular, almost metronomic syncopation. His is a creative music, still flamboyant in effect but no longer as startling as it must have appeared when first heard live in dark, smoke-filled bars. These two CDs contain all the music from three vinyl albums released between 1969 and 1973.

When listening to it straight through in one sitting, the mind tends to fuzz out: it sounds like much of a same thing, but it really isn’t. It’s thoughtful, restful, lyrical music that deserves serious listening. To keep my senses sharp, when I felt I was losing focus, I shifted for a short while to another piano album for contrast. The one I had on at the time were a Sun Ra solo album (Solo Teatro la Fenice Venezia). The difference was striking but I was struck not just by the difference but by how respectful the ‘modern’ Sun Ra was of the older styles that gave him his roots. ‘Older’ doesn’t mean have to mean ‘superseded’ and Ewell is an excellent example of the enduring value of traditional music in the still evolving, still young music that is jazz.
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