What a beautiful piece by Garner.
He originally did this song in 55′ solo but re-recorded it in 72′ with some other gifted players and all gave it that splendid latin flavour.
Like Art Tatum he too learned and played by ear from the early age of three never learning to read music or having the need to.
Screamin’ The Blues composed by Oliver Nelson.
Released in 1960 off this 4th self entitled album.
Another Masterpiece from the Genius of Mancini.
Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Creator of some of the most beautifully orchestrated music this earth will ever see.
This album titled song was composed by Gerry Mulligan and this particular piece to me is straight out of the jazz history books. It is a timeless mood for those of us who like the wee hours of the morning and the dark we seem so accustomed to as if 3:00am is the norm.
It reminds me of either driving around or sitting down by Detroit’s riverfront on a hot summer night when it’s still 80 degrees out in the middle of the night.
You can never get enough of the genius of Mancini.
This song was composed for the TV series Mr. Lucky in 1959 and was also known as “Slow Hot Wind”. Named after an African percussion instrument (constructed by pianist John Lewis) played by Shelly Mann on the track. To me it was just another Masterpiece by Mancini.