Here's Jaki

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Here's Jaki
Studio album by Jaki Byard
Released 1961
Recorded March 14, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 38:58
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8256
Producer Esmond Edwards
Jaki Byard chronology
Blues for Smoke
(1960)
Here's Jaki
(1961)
Hi-Fly
(1962)

Here's Jaki is an album by pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1961 and released on the New Jazz label.[1]

Music[edit]

"Cinco y Quatro" is a calypso in 5/4 time.[2] "Garnerin' a Bit" is a tribute to pianist Erroll Garner.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars, stating "This is no standard trio; they're a collective who romps through these seven selections with a surprise or more a minute".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jaki Byard except as indicated

  1. "Cinco y Quatro" – 6:26
  2. "Mellow Septet" – 5:38
  3. "Garnerin' a Bit" – 5:49
  4. "Giant Steps" (John Coltrane) – 2:22
  5. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now/It Ain't Necessarily So" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 9:53
  6. "To My Wife" – 5:13
  7. "D.D.L.J." – 3:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records New Jazz catalogue discography accessed July 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2003) Jazz on Record: The First Sixty Years, p. 610. Backbeat Books.
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review, accessed July 19, 2012