Twelve days after Louis Armstrong died, his old friend Earl Hines recorded a solo tribute to the great trumpeter/vocalist. This album, one of three that Hines recorded in a two-day period, features eight songs associated with Satch including "Struttin' with Some Barbeque," "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," "Someday You'll Be Sorry" and two versions of Armstrong's theme "When It's Sleepy Time Down South."
This set should be of particular interest to Earl Hines collectors for the pianist rarely performed most of these songs, and he gives fresh heartfelt renditions to the standards. The recordings were remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering for this pressing, the first in decades.
A1 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
A2 Struttin' With Some Barbecue
A3 A Kiss To Build A Dream On
A4 Pennies From Heaven
B2 Muskrat Ramble
B3 Blueberry Hill
B4 Some Day You'll Be Sorry
B5 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Description Influential jazz pianist Earl Hines is in top form on this brilliant solo set, recorded in November of 1972 in New York City. The recording fined Hines near the peak of his creativity, taking wild chances with time and coming up with fresh new variations on these veteran standards. Now it's sounding better than ever on this audiophile-grade reissue, which was mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180gram vinyl at Pallas in Germany.
Track Listing: A1 When Your Lover Has Gone A2 Indian Summer A3 Mack The Knife B1 I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You B2 Say It Isn't So B3 Lonesome Road