|One of the most obscure albums ever by pianist Ray Bryant -- a set recorded for the tiny Signature label in the years between his work with Epic and Columbia! The record's every bit as great as Ray's sides for bigger labels at the time -- very soulful grooving in a stripped-down and lean trio mode, in a style that was making Ray very much the hip hit club act. The set list is a who's who of hip late 50s jazz standards -- and the album includes versions of "Doodlin", "Whisper Not", "Walkin", "Bags Groove", "Delauney's Dilemma", and "Wheatleigh Hall" -- all played with crackling soul jazz trio energy! CD features bonus tracks "Little Susie" parts 1 and 2 -- on CD here for the first time ever!
Recorded in New York, 1959.