Nice and Easy (album)

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This article is about the album by Johnny Lytle. For the album by Frank Sinatra, see Nice 'n' Easy.
Nice and Easy
Studio album by Johnny Lytle
Released 1962
Recorded January 29, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:58
Label Jazzland
JLP 67
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Johnny Lytle chronology
Happy Ground
(1961)
Nice and Easy
(1962)
Moon Child
(1962)

Nice and Easy (subtitled The Soulful Vibes of Johnny Lytle) is the third album led by American jazz vibraphonist Johnny Lytle which was recorded in 1962 for the Jazzland label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Nice and Easy is a mellow and heavily bop-influenced set fairly far removed from his usual blues-tinged funk... The results are a welcome change of pace from Lytle's often frenetic and occasionally too-busy style, and the ballad-heavy selection is a nice balance of new tunes and a few familiar standards. Overall, this could well be Johnny Lytle's best set".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny Lytle except as indicated

  1. "But Not for Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:33
  2. "Soul Time" (Bobby Timmons) - 4:33
  3. "That's All" (Roy Haynes) - 5:23
  4. "322-Wow!" - 4:07
  5. "Coroner's Blues" - 7:22
  6. "Nice and Easy" (Johnny Griffin) - 8:20
  7. "Old Folks" (Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison) - 4:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jazzland Records discography accessed November 2, 2012
  2. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 2, 2012