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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Kitten On The Keys - Jack Fina

Kitten On The Keys
Kitten On The Keys
Jack Fina
Dot Records

From the back cover: Jack and his trio, who are a nightly favorite in the Persian Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, have been providing the dance customers there with these and many other variations of pianistic rhythms for a couple of years now. The same (Jack, Tiny Magardo, drums, and Herb Lessner, bass) bring their close-knit, long-standing mutual sensitivity to their albums.

From Billboard - January 4, 1960: Jack Fina, who used to perform on wax with the Freddy Martin crew, turns in a bright group of readings here of a collection of standards, played in clever boogie-woogie style. Selections include "Kitten On The Keys," "Ballin' The Jack," "Begin The Beguine" and "Honky Tonk Train."

Canadian Capers
Doll Dance
Manhattan Serenade
12th Street Rag
Kitten On The Keys
The Wedding Of The Painted Doll
Raggin' The Scale
Dizzy Fingers
Dill Pickles
Maple Leaf Rag
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers


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