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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mirrors - Dick Hyman

Reflections Of Today
Dick Hyman And "The Group"
Originated and Produced by Loren Becker and Robert Byrne
Cover and Linear Photos By Norman Trigg
Art Director: Daniel Pezza
Recording Engineer, Stereo and Monaural Mastering: George Piros
Command ABC Records
RS 924 SD

"The Group"
Dick Hyman - Piano and Organ
Bob Rosengarden - Drums
Bob Harrart - Bass

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the original cover and excerpts from the notes.

Outstanding Hyman set featuring top-notch jazz/blues/pop arrangements played by Hyman's trio. The big sound the group produces is augmented by Hyman as explained in the jacket notes below.

From the inside cover (book fold): Under the surface lies an extraordinary technical and musical accomplishment – quartet performances in which Hyman plays both piano and organ, dubbing one on top of the other to create incredibly complex improvisation duets that are made possible only because the same brilliant mind is at work on each keyboard.

"Actually this goes back to the first professional job I had," Hyman recalled. "It was at Wells' Bar in Harlem. I played piano and Charlie Stewart was the organist. He was the first person I heard who played a modern kind of Hammond organ. This piano-organ thing is an old idea, especially in Harlem, but not many people have recorded it."

House Of Mirrors
In The Heat Of The Night
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
The Flower Road
Ode To Billy Joe
Up, Up And Away
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Hit The Road Jack
Week End Blues

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