Dick Hyman Trio – You’re My Everything (2012) [Japan 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:08 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,49 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,27 GB
Dick Hyman is a virtuoso jazz pianist whose career spans nearly 70 years. Fundamentally a swing pianist, he is also known for his research and mastery of all jazz piano styles known to man, from ragtime and bebop and beyond. His debut album for Venus Records is a Harry Warren songbook. Supported expertly by bassist Jay Leonhart and drummer Chuck Redd, Hyman performs these evergreens such as “You’re My Everything” and “42nd Street” with vigor and inventiveness. The tone of his piano is beautiful, and this particularly good-sounding disc captures it well. Recommended.
Throughout a busy musical career that got underway in the early ’50s, Dick Hyman has functioned as pianist, organist, arranger, music director, and composer. His versatility in all of these areas has resulted in film scores, orchestral compositions, concert appearances and more than 100 albums recorded under his own name. While developing a masterful facility for improvisation in his own piano style, Hyman has also investigated ragtime and the earliest periods of jazz and has researched and recorded the piano music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Zez Confrey, Eubie Blake and Fats Waller, which he often features in his frequent recitals. Other solo recordings include the music of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Duke Ellington. Some of his recordings with combos are From The Age Of Swing, Swing Is Here, Cheek To Cheek, and If Bix Played Gershwin, plus numerous duet albums with Ruby Braff, Ralph Sutton, Shelly Berg, Ken Peplowski and others.
With Hyman, we see a truly unique specimen of jazz. He has a brain that functions as a sort of comprehensive jazz encyclopedia. Along with that, he is a pianist with the skills to demonstrate perfectly almost every known technique and style to emerge during the course of the genre’s 100 year-plus history.
01. You’re My Everything
02. 42nd Street
03. At Last
04. I Found A Million Dollar Baby
05. I Only Have Eyes For You
06. September In The Rain
07. Serenade In Blue
08. The More I See You
09. There Will Never Be Another You
10. We’re In The Money
11. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
12. Old Man Mazurka
13. Theme From The Purple Rose
14. My Favorite Things
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Katherine Miller.
Recorded on April 26 & 27, 2010 at Avatar Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-274.
Dick Hyman – piano
Jay Leonhart – bass
Chuck Redd – drums