(2001) 'Round Midnight

Claude Williamson

... read moreClaude Williamson was one of the better bebop-oriented pianists to be active during the 1950s. This trio set with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Mel Lewis has been reissued on CD. With the exception of four-minute renditions of "Stella by Starlight" and Horace Silver's "Hippy," all of the numbers...

38′:23″ 12 Songs

1
Claude Williamson
Stella By Starlight
4:02
2
Claude Williamson
Somebody Loves Me
3:06
3
Claude Williamson
I'll Know
3:21
4
Claude Williamson
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
2:53
5
Claude Williamson
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
3:05
6
Claude Williamson
Hippy
3:04
7
Claude Williamson
Tea For Two
3:20
8
Claude Williamson
Staompin' At The Savoy
3:30
9
Claude Williamson
'Round Midnight
3:53
10
Claude Williamson
Just One Of Those Things
3:00
11
Claude Williamson
Love Is Here To Stay
3:00
12
Claude Williamson
The Song Is You
2:09
Released 20 September 2001, 2015 TP4 Music

Review

Claude Williamson was one of the better bebop-oriented pianists to be active during the 1950s. This trio set with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Mel Lewis has been reissued on CD. With the exception of four-minute renditions of "Stella by Starlight" and Horace Silver's "Hippy," all of the numbers clock in around the three-minute mark. The repertoire (which includes such tunes as "Somebody Loves Me," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "Just One of Those Things" and "The Song Is You") is typical for the time period and Williamson brings to the music his own approach to playing bop. The set is quite enjoyable and, even if the program (which is around 39 minute) is a bit brief, it should appeal to straightahead jazz fans. ~ Scott Yanow