Monday, November 7, 2011

Bobby Timmons Trio - Born to be Blue! (1996)

Bobby Timmons Trio - Born to be Blue! (1996)
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Soul | Label ~ Riverside/OJC

Throughout his career, Bobby Timmons was typecast as a soulful and blues-oriented pianist due to his hits ("Moanin '," "This Here" and "Dis Dat"). But as he shows on this 1963 trio date (with either Sam Jones or Ron Carter on bass and drummer Connie Kay), Timmons was actually a well-rounded player when inspired. The repertoire on his CD ranges from bop to spirituals, from three diverse originals to "Born to Be Blue." This is excellent music but unfortunately Timmons would not grow much musically after this period. His CD is worth picking up. ~Allmusic

01. Born to be Blue (04:29)
02. Malice Towards None (05:01)
03. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (04:46)
04. Know Not One (07:57)
05. The Sit-In (04:20)
06. Namely You (06:06)
07. Often Annie (09:18)

Bobby Timmons - piano
Sam Jones - bass (on #1, 2, 5, 7)
Ron Carter - bass (on other tracks)
Connie Kay - drums

Produced by Orrin Keepnews
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City; September 1963
Recording Engineer: Ray Fowler
Remastering, 1996 - Kirk Felton (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
Cover Design: Ken Deardoff
Cover Photo: Peter Oliver
Booklet Photography: Steve Schapiro
Original album liner notes by David A. Himmelstein

Thanks to the original releaser.