Hal Singer


Blue Stompin'

  • Release Date: 19 Jan 1995
  • OJCCD-834-2

A mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar may account for the success of this excellent 1959 session. Hal Singer, Charlie Shavers, and Ray Bryant had all worked together at Manhattan’s popular Metropole; but that club’s stress on tourist-friendly raucousness did not allow for the kind of creativity that is so obvious on these spirited tracks. Singer, whose recording of “Cornbread” made him an R&B pioneer in the late Forties, turns in some of his most inspired playin… MORE