The Ernie Warren Trio – An Evening In Peacock Alley At The Waldorf Astoria (1959)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:42 minutes | 468 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Life Series
On this special offer for Jazz collectors, pianist Ernie Warren and his trio’s main goal was to entertain their audiences. This album captures that energetic spirit as well as his group’s passion for jazz and rock and roll in the nightclub scene in New York during the 1950s.
Pianist Ernie Warren was a regular fixture on the New York nightclub scene of the 1950’s. He led the main orchestra at the Stork Club, the Savoy Plaza, the Little Club, Le Cupidon, the Hawaiian Room at the Lexington Hotel, and many others. He played a wide array of styles on the piano from jazz to “society” music and his main goal was to please. In this album, for example, he wanted “to communicate a wide variety of moods.” Slow, romantic music for dancing or day dreaming; Latin-American rhythms; and even a touch here and there of rock and roll, made particularly intriguing by his rolling use of the lower register of the piano. Very few recordings exist of this once popular entertainer, and this audiophile recording from 1959 faithfully captures the popular entertainer in the setting he knew best. Recorded live at Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, backed by a trio featuring the great Al Caiola on guitar, Ted Prashina on bass and Mario Toscarelli on drums. All selections newly remastered.
01 – That Old Black Magic
02 – Autumn Serenade
03 – Softly as in the Morning Sunrise
04 – Everyone Knows
05 – Mountain Greenery
06 – I Get Along Without You Very Well
07 – Gershwin Medley: S’ Wonderful / Clap Your Hands/ Fascination’ Rhythm
08 – Gone with the Wind
09 – I Wish I Were in Love Again
10 – When I Fall in Love
11 – Maracangalha
12 – You Better Go Now
Produced by Andy Sannella.
Recorded live at Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan.
Ernie Warren – piano
Ted Prashina – bass
Mario Toscarelli – drums
Al Caiola – guitar