Milestone, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: When Junior Mance steps up to the piano and begins to play, you’ll take note. His playing is energetic and lively. He plays the kind of grooves that will get your head bobbin’ like on “The Uptown”. But Mance is also cool when the pace slows down! Check out “Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup”; still dazzling but as a ballad. This CD contains music from Big Chief and The Soulful Piano of Junior Mance both in a trio near the dawn of his career (1960, 1961). Indeed it is (soulful) in a nice neat package.