Relax And Enjoy It!

Gerry Wiggins

Relax And Enjoy It
  • CAT # OJCCD-173-25

    1. Narcissus 6:37
    2. Frankie And Johnny 5:35
    3. One For My Baby 4:44
    4. The Lady Is A Tramp 4:25
    5. Serenade In Blue 4:02
    6. My Heart Stood Still 3:24
    7. Just Squeeze Me / Satin Doll 5:55
    8. Blue Wig 6:58

As the late Ralph J. Gleason observed, "Gerald Wiggins is the kind of musician who is unspectacular, who is not a brash innovator nor in any sense a flamboyant character; yet it is musicians like him who provide the great body of jazz music with its virtues." That is as true of Wiggins today as it was when he recorded these sides almost 40 years ago. Though constantly in demand as an accompanist for singers (Lena Horne, Helen Humes, Carmen McRae, Marilyn Monroe, Ernestine Anderson, and Kay Starr were among those who hired him over the years), Wiggins is a soloist worthy of consideration in his own right. His restrained, tasteful style and inventiveness can be heard throughout this splendid trio set.

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