Various ‎– The Jazz Piano

Mosaic Records (2) ‎– MCD-1012
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Recorded live at the Jazz Piano Workshop of the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival on June 20, 1965.

Tracks 1, 5-9, 11-14 and 19 originally issues as The Jazz Piano (RCA Victor LSP-3499).
Track 3 originally issued on Duke Eillington - Solos, Duets & Trios (Bluebird CD-2178).
Tracks 2, 4, 10 and 15-18 are previously unreleased.

Note: The small drop-outs in track 2 are in the original recording. All timings include applause.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 886970271424

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LPM-3499 Various The Jazz Piano(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-3499 US 1966 Sell This Version
RGP-1089 Various The Jazz Piano(LP, Comp) RCA Camden RGP-1089 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
LSP-3499 Various The Jazz Piano(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-3499 US 1966 Sell This Version
PL 42105 Various The Jazz Piano(LP, Album, RE, Gat) RCA PL 42105 France 1966 Sell This Version
SF-7830 Various The Jazz Piano(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF-7830 UK 1966 Sell This Version



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January 5, 2014
From Mosaic website:
"The "Various Artists" on this album read like the history of jazz piano: Willie "The Lion" Smith, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Billy Taylor and Charles Bell. The occasion was a piano workshop on a Sunday afternoon at the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival in 1965, obviously a time when giants still walked the earth.
The original album contains only ten tunes. This CD reissue contains all 19 performances, newly remixed from the original three-track masters, adding new material from Smith, Williams, Taylor and Bell. The concert is now presented in the order in which it was performed.

Each pianist performs solo or with bassist Larry Gales and drummer Ben Riley. Earl Hines duets with Ellington on an improvised blues and with Taylor on "Sweet Lorraine." The concert closes with a blow-out version of "Rosetta" with Hines, Smith, Williams, Taylor and George Wein sharing two pianos. A one-of-a-kind event."