It's been 50 years since the jazz pianist released his first album Larry Novak Plays! on Dot Records in 1964. Novak led his trio at Chicago's London House from 1961 to '63, then at Mr. Kelly's from '63 to '75. He played with and arranged for Peggy Lee, and worked extensively with Pearl Bailey. He also worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, instrumentalists Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Charlie Shavers, Barney Kessel and countless others. This new trio recording features Eric Hochberg, bass and Rusty Jones, drums. "Waltz For Debbie", "The Days of Wine And Roses", "Minority", "Close Enough For Love", "Very Early", "Yesterdays", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "Invitation", "Nobody Else But Me" and "Too Late Now".

 


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