Julian "Junior" Mance, who died in January 2021 at the age of 92, was a modern jazz pianist who began his career in the bebop era, and whose playing was characterised by a soulful bluesy style. He worked in the bands of Gene Ammons and Lester Young before army service, and then accompanied Dinah Washington and was with Cannonball Adderley and Dizzy Gillespie in the 1950s before forming his own trio to record first for Norman Granz's Verve label and then for Jazzland and Riverside through into the 1960s. This 64-track 4-CD set comprises all the titles from his albums released during these years - "Junior" for Verve, "The Soulful Piano Of Junior Mance", "Junior Mance Trio At The Village Vanguard", "Big Chief", "The Soul Of Hollywood" (recorded with an orchestra), and "Happy Time" for Jazzland, and "Junior's Blues" for Riverside. The musicians featured in his trios include bassists Ray Brown, Ben Tucker, Larry Gales, Jimmy Rowser, Bob Cranshaw and Ron Carter, and drummers Lex Humphries, Bobby Thomas, Ben Riley, Paul Gusman and Mickey Roker. This set captures Mance during a key formative era when he was leading his own trios for the first time, after which he enjoyed another five decades performing and recording in a variety of settings. It offers a substantial and enjoyable showcase for his notable skills as a distinctive piano stylist.
Julian "Junior" Mance, who died in January 2021 at the age of 92, was a modern jazz pianist who began his career in the bebop era, and whose playing was characterised by a soulful bluesy style. He worked in the bands of Gene Ammons and Lester Young before army service, and then accompanied Dinah Washington and was with Cannonball Adderley and Dizzy Gillespie in the 1950s before forming his own trio to record first for Norman Granz's Verve label and then for Jazzland and Riverside through into the 1960s. This 64-track 4-CD set comprises all the titles from his albums released during these years - "Junior" for Verve, "The Soulful Piano Of Junior Mance", "Junior Mance Trio At The Village Vanguard", "Big Chief", "The Soul Of Hollywood" (recorded with an orchestra), and "Happy Time" for Jazzland, and "Junior's Blues" for Riverside. The musicians featured in his trios include bassists Ray Brown, Ben Tucker, Larry Gales, Jimmy Rowser, Bob Cranshaw and Ron Carter, and drummers Lex Humphries, Bobby Thomas, Ben Riley, Paul Gusman and Mickey Roker. This set captures Mance during a key formative era when he was leading his own trios for the first time, after which he enjoyed another five decades performing and recording in a variety of settings. It offers a substantial and enjoyable showcase for his notable skills as a distinctive piano stylist.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 06/04/2021
UPC: 824046715427

Albums Collection 1959-62
Artist: Junior Mance
Format: CD
New: Available $24.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. A Smooth One
2. Miss Jackie's Delight
3. Whisper Not
4. Love For Sale
5. Lilacs In The Rain
6. Small Fry
7. Jubilation
8. Birks' Works
9. Blues For Beverlee
10. Junior's Tune
11. The Uptown
12. Ralph's New Blues
13. Main Stem
14. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
15. Playhouse
16. Sweet And Lovely
17. Oo-Bla-Dee
18. I Don't Care
19. Swingmatism
20. Looptown
21. Letter From Home
22. Girl Of My Dreams
23. 63rd Street Theme
24. Smokey Blues
25. 9:20 Special
26. Bingo Domingo
27. You Are Too Beautiful
28. Big Chief
29. Love For Sale
30. The Seasons
31. Filet Of Soul
32. Swish
33. Ruby My Dear
34. Little Miss Gail
35. Summertime
36. Atlanta Blues [Make Me A Pallet On The Floor]
37. Never On Sunday
38. Maria
39. Tara's Theme
40. Fanny
41. On Green Dolphin Street
42. One-Eyed Jacks
43. Exodus
44. Invitation
45. The Apartment
46. Goodbye Again
47. Spellbound
48. Down The Line
49. Creole Love Call
50. Rainy Mornin' Blues
51. Yancey Special
52. Gravy Waltz
53. Cracklin'
54. In The Evening
55. Blue Monk
56. The Jumpin' Blues
57. Happy Time
58. Jitterbug Waltz
59. Out South
60. Tin Tin Deo
61. For Dancers Only
62. Taggie's Tune
63. Azure Te [Paris Blues]
64. The Simple Waltz

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Julian "Junior" Mance, who died in January 2021 at the age of 92, was a modern jazz pianist who began his career in the bebop era, and whose playing was characterised by a soulful bluesy style. He worked in the bands of Gene Ammons and Lester Young before army service, and then accompanied Dinah Washington and was with Cannonball Adderley and Dizzy Gillespie in the 1950s before forming his own trio to record first for Norman Granz's Verve label and then for Jazzland and Riverside through into the 1960s. This 64-track 4-CD set comprises all the titles from his albums released during these years - "Junior" for Verve, "The Soulful Piano Of Junior Mance", "Junior Mance Trio At The Village Vanguard", "Big Chief", "The Soul Of Hollywood" (recorded with an orchestra), and "Happy Time" for Jazzland, and "Junior's Blues" for Riverside. The musicians featured in his trios include bassists Ray Brown, Ben Tucker, Larry Gales, Jimmy Rowser, Bob Cranshaw and Ron Carter, and drummers Lex Humphries, Bobby Thomas, Ben Riley, Paul Gusman and Mickey Roker. This set captures Mance during a key formative era when he was leading his own trios for the first time, after which he enjoyed another five decades performing and recording in a variety of settings. It offers a substantial and enjoyable showcase for his notable skills as a distinctive piano stylist.