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Album: Oddbjørn Blindheim Trio
Title: Piano Pals
Cat. No.: PJRCD 125
Eminent jazz trio finds their inspiration in The Golden Age of Modern Jazz, the 50’s & the 60’s.
On this album from Oddbjørn Blindheim Trio you will find, included two masters within modern jazz-piano, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, 11 tunes composed by the elite within jazz piano. All of them from almost the same period, wonderfully performed by Oddbjørn Blindheim and his trio.
In 1999, Blindheim released the album " Horace Hello" (on Gemini Records), a trio album with compositions by Horace Silver . The album became a huge success and received some fantastic reviews all around the world.
Now he is back with the new album ”Piano Pals” which we at Ponca Jazz Records proudly presents to you.
Oddbjørn Blindheim - piano
Bjørn Alterhaug - bass
Eyvind Wahlen - drums
In our oppinion this is classical jazz piano trio with class.
Recorded in Rainbow Studio by Jan Erik Kongshaug.
1. Bouncin' With Bud / Bud Powell
2. Sugar Ray / Phineas Newborn
3. Haunted Ballroom / Victor Feldman
4. Hot House / Tad Dameron
5. Underground Memoirs / Cedar Walton
6. Tonk / Ray Bryant
7. Dat Dere / Bobby Timmons
8. I Mean You / Thelonious Monk
9. Little Niles / Randy Weston
10. To Hank Jones / George Shearing
11. No Lonely Nights / Keith Jarrett