ARTIST: The Great Jazz Trio
Hank Jones - piano
Buster Williams - bass
Tony Williams - drums
May 22, 1976 Vanguard Studios NYC
Upon Hank Jones’ request, Buster Williams was asked to play acoustic bass on this particular session. (The Village Vanguard sessions where Ron Carter would reunite with Hank Jones and Tony Williams resulting in three live albums was still nine months away.)
With the delicate and natural Hank Jones and dynamic Tony Williams, the three tackle Cole Porter’s “Love For Sale”, Rodgers and Hart’s “Glad to Be Unhappy”, Don Redman’s “Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You” and “Secret Love” from the movie Calamity Jane made famous by Doris Day. Old favorites like “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Autumn Leaves” are included as well. In this re-release, a bonus track “Tenderly” has been added.