Relaxed Piano Moods

Hazel Scott

Relaxed Piano Moods
  • CAT # OJCCD-1702-25

    1. Like Someone In Love 3:49
    2. Peace Of Mind 4:05
    3. Lament 4:45
    4. The Jeep Is Jumpin' 3:59
    5. Git Up From There 4:28
    6. A Foggy Day 6:07
    7. Mountain Greenery 4:47
    8. Git Up From There (Alternate) 3:59
    9. Lament (Alternate) 4:59

It’s not that a young pianist gets a chance to record with the co-proprietors of the record company, but such was the case when Hazel Scott went into the Debut studios with no less than Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Scott (1920-1981) had enjoyed a long, varied, and rewarding career in nightclubs and concert halls, and on Broadway and radio. Adding to her glamorous aura was her marriage to Harlem’s controversial veteran Congressman, Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. On the aptly titled (and newly expanded for CD) Relaxed Piano Moods, the sophisticated lady handles standards, her own blues “Git Up from Here,” and J.J. Johnson’s enduring jazz ballad “Lament” with considerable aplomb and a pearl-like touch. Oh, yes, and bassist and drummer play pretty well, too, for a couple of record company execs.

with Charles Mingus, Max Roach

Recorded January 21, 1955.

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