The Great Gildo

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The Great Gildo
Studio album by Gildo Mahones
Released 1965
Recorded February 4, 1963, August 15, 1963, September 3, 1963 and June 4, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7339
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Gildo Mahones chronology
I'm Shooting High
(1963)
The Great Gildo
(1963-64)
Gildo Mahones Trio
(1990)

The Great Guildo (subtitled Soulful Piano) is a double album by jazz pianist Gildo Mahones recorded for the Prestige label in 1963 and 1964 and released in 1965.[1] The album included five tracks intended for the pianists debut album that were shelved temporarily when the Prestige subsidiary label New Jazz ceased releases.

Reception[edit]

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

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating simply "Two-fer. Excellent jazz. A must-buy".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gildo Mahones except as indicated

  1. "Blues for Yna Yna"- 5:00
  2. "Blue" - 5:15
  3. "I Should Care" (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 5:50
  4. "I Wish You Love" (Léo Chauliac, Charles Trenet) - 5:30
  5. "I Wonder What's Become of Our Love" - 5:30
  6. "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 6:45
  7. "Walkin'" (Richard Carpenter) - 5:40
  8. "Something Missing" - 3:30
  9. "The Sweetest Sounds" (Richard Rodgers) - 4:45
  10. "Rainy Day Love" - 4:20
  11. "Mambesi"- 3:55
  12. "Water Blues Fall" - 6:45
  13. "Oye Ami Piano" - 4:00
  14. "Good Morning Heartache" (Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher) - 5:45
  15. "Bali Ha'i" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 4:20
  16. "Tales of Brooklyn" - 3:55

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 4, 1963 (track 15), August 15, 1963 (track 16), September 3, 1963 (tracks 9, 12 & 14) and June 4, 1964 (tracks 1-8, 10, 11 & 13)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 23, 2013
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic listing accessed May 23, 2013.