The Iron Man: Live At Smoke

Harold Mabern

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: SSR1807

Release Date:  21 December 2018

Label:  House Arrest

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  888295814577

Genres:  Jazz  Jazz  

  • Description

    While it was captured over the course a single night, there's a rich lifetime's worth of music packed into The Iron Man: Live at Smoke. If it's a slight overstatement to say that the album represents an autobiography in song, that's only because 82-year-old jazz master Harold Mabern tells his story in every note that he plays. That's as true of the melodies he's been interpreting for more then half a century – as many of the tunes on The Iron Man are – as it is of the always inspired music that flows spontaneously from the great pianist's fingers.

    The Iron Man: Live at Smoke was recorded on the final night of a remarkable three-week residency, an annual holiday tradition at the renowned New York City club. Most of that 2017/18 run was dedicated to the music of John Coltrane and featured a host of invited guests to the bandstand. For this magical final performance, however, Mabern and his gifted, longstanding quartet – tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth – went it alone, vigorously swinging through well-loved tunes from throughout Mabern's storied career.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. A Few Miles from Memphis
      • 2. I Get a Kick Out of You
      • 3. I Know That You Know
      • 4. I Remember Clifford
      • 5. T-Bone Steak
      • 6. Almost Like Being in Love
      • 7. Dear Lord

      Disc 2

      • 1. Nightlife in Tokyo
      • 2. She's Out of My Life
      • 3. How Insensitive
      • 4. Mr. P.C.
      • 5. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
      • 6. You Are Too Beautiful
      • 7. Rakin' and Scrapin'