Harold Maebern / Kieran Overs – Philadelphia Bound

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Harold Maebern / Kieran Overs – Philadelphia Bound
Sackville Recordings SKCD2-3051

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:

Pianist Harold Mabern and bassist Kieran Overs, although from Memphis and Canada, respectively, explore ten songs written by jazz musicians from Philadelphia on this CD, plus Mabern’s “Edward Lee.” While a few of the tunes are fairly well known in jazz (particularly Lee Morgan’s “Ceora” and Benny Golson’s “Whisper Not”), most of the others are obscure. Mabern and Overs work quite well together, with the bassist adding stimulating lines to the pianist’s solos and having some good solo spots himself. Since Mabern, whose modern chord voicings are fresh and personal while influenced a bit by McCoy Tyner, has not recorded enough during his long career, this set is a valuable addition to his discography. A special highlight is his unaccompanied version of Cal Massey’s “The Cry of My People.”

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 0.5 in