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Mabern, Harold / Right On Time
Album:Right On Time Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mabern, Harold Added:01/2014
Label:Smoke Sessions 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-01-31 Pull Date:2014-04-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:6 Apr30 Mar23 Mar16 Mar9 Mar2 Mar23 Feb16 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 10, 2015:Rebop
Seven Steps To Heaven
4.Apr 03, 2014:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
(1:32 p.m.) Edward Lee
2.Dec 12, 2014:Rebop
My Favorite Things, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Seven Steps To Heaven
5.Mar 28, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Seven Steps To Heaven
3.Aug 22, 2014:Rebop
Dance With Me
6.Mar 21, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-01-30 
Smoke Sessions, 2014

BOP PIANO – Oh, this is great! Recorded live at Smoke, a cramped club on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, veteran pianist Mabern (on the scene since the 1950s) leads an ace trio through uptempo romps and bluesy ballads. The laser-focused drumming of Joe Farnsworth pushes hard, and John Webber’s bass softens the texture. Real jazz, done right.

All really good. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8

1. 5:23 – hot riffing groove: piano rolls & drives over a rock-solid beat
2. 6:13 – bright, uptempo Miles Davis tune, swings hard, drum solo
3. 6:50 – ooo… nice! relaxed saloon piano really digs into it, bass solo
4. 6:20 – striding postbop drive a la Coltrane, exuberant, runs deep
5. 6:34 – relaxed ballad, romantic but not syrupy, with strong piano
6. 5:05 – a solid, snappy strut: one of two originals on the disc, grooves hard
7. 5:10 – wait a minute, is that the “Laverne & Shirley” theme?! why yes it is.
8. 5:41 – great Henry Mancini movie theme, with a thick, chunky swing
9. 4:44 – happy, lightly funky original with a latin beat
10. 7:04 – soft, sweet balladry: piano is light and elegant, very lively middle
11. 6:51 – high-speed bop workout, the drums are all over it

[ Fo ] - 30 January 2014

Track Listing
1.Dance With Me 6.Edward Lee
2.Seven Steps To Heaven 7.Making Our Dreams Come True
3.Don't Get Around Much Anymore 8.Charade
4.My Favorite Things 9.Blues For Frank 'n' Paul 'n' All
5.To You 10.The Nearness Of You