You Can't Lose with the Blues

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  • SKU: SCD2178
  • UPC: 0633842217826
  • Release Date: 06 December 2019


Label Review.

2019 album. Jazz.

Our Overview.

Baltimorean pianist Lafayette Harris Jr. is known for an energetic sense of rhythmic vitality, a tasty, full bodied musical approach to the keyboard, and a sensibility drenched in the blues.

A staple at the Lenox Lounge in Harlem for a number of years as well as a member of various aggregations led by Max Roach, Harris’ new recording reflects this experience as well as a myriad of influences, from boogie-woogie legend Sammy Price to Kenny Barron and Barry Harris, all of whom encouraged Lafayette as an up-and-coming player.

Bassist Peter Washington brings a forceful sense of rhythm and lyrically rounded solos to the date, and drummer Lewis Nash keeps the rhythms swinging strongly and as steady as a Swiss watch. A thoughtful setlist and sound from the Van Gelder Studio makes this a self-recommending album.

Personnel: Lafayette Harris Jr. (piano), Peter Washington (bass), Lewis Nash (drums)

Track Listing: He’s My Guy / I Love You Yes I Do / Blues for Barry Harris / Don’t Letthe Sun Catch You Crying / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / Things Ain’t WhatThey Used to Be / Love Me in a Special Way / Bloomdido / You Can’t Lose withthe Blues / Wonder Why / Please Send Me Someone to Love / The Juicy Blues


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