Ray Brown & Jimmy Rowles – As Good as it Gets {Concord}


Ray Brown & Jimmy Rowles – As Good as it Gets {Concord}

Bop, Piano/Bass Duo

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181 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Although the title of this CD reissue has a bit of bragging, this is an excellent duet set which features bassist Ray Brown and pianist Jimmy Rowles. There are many subtle surprises on the set including Rowles’ striding on “Like Someone in Love” and Brown’s melodic lead on “Honey.” Other highlights include “Sophisticated Lady,” Rowles’ “Looking Back,” a playful version of “Love” and “Rosalie.” Delightful music.

01. Sophisticated Lady (4:16)
02. That’s All (5:53)
03. Like Someone in Love (3:06)
04. Looking Back (4:10)
05. Honey (3:41)
06. Love (4:08)
07. Alone Together (4:31)
08. Rosalie (3:16)
09. Manha de Carnaval (4:37)
10. Who Cares (6:05)

Ray Brown – bass
Jimmy Rowles – piano

Produced by Carl E. Jefferson
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA; December 1977
Remixed at PER, San Francisco, CA
Recording and Remix Engineer: Phil Edwards
Mastered by George Horn
Front cover photograph by B. R. Burr
Art direction by DH Studio
Liner notes by Maggie Hawthorn

1978, Concord Jazz, Inc.

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