Bruce Barth - Don't Blame Me

Bruce Barth - Don't Blame Me
Recording Date:
June 9, 1997
Release Date:
September 23, 1997
Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Recording Location:
Tedesco Studios; Tedesco Studios, NJ
Don't Blame Me

A rewarding trio session from Bruce Barth, one of the most underrated post-bop pianists.

Joined by bassist Ed Howard and drummer Billy Drummond, Barth splits the program evenly between standards and originals, the latter including a lovely pair of dedications: "Song for Alex" and "For Clara." Barth's affinity for Monk comes through on "Evidence" and an intriguing original called "The Way He Wore His Hat," intended as a Monk tribute but based on a motif from "They Can't Take That Away From Me." With "Lazy Bird," "Fascinating Rhythm," and the title track, Barth and company display their flair for rhythmic surprises.

Don't Blame Me / Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHughBruce Barth5:08
Days If June / Bruce BarthBruce Barth6:47
Evidence / Thelonious MonkBruce Barth6:33
Song for Alex / Bruce BarthBruce Barth5:59
For Clara / Bruce BarthBruce Barth7:37
Prospect Blues / Bruce BarthBruce Barth6:45
Lazy Bird / John ColtraneBruce Barth3:40
The Way He Wore His Hat / Bruce BarthBruce Barth5:19
Autumn in New York / Vernon DukeBruce Barth4:48
Fascinating Rhythm / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinBruce Barth7:01

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