Foolin' Myself

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Foolin' Myself
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Studio album by Jaki Byard Trio
Released 1988
Recorded August 25, 1988
Genre Jazz
Length 43:56
Label Soul Note
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Jaki Byard chronology
Phantasies II
(1988)Phantasies II1988
Foolin' Myself
Jaki Byard at Maybeck
(1991)Jaki Byard at Maybeck1991

Foolin' Myself is an album of trio performances by the American jazz pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1988 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album ​2 12 stars, stating "While the pianist's technique is impressive as always, his songs are not as strong as on many of his other releases".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jaki Byard except as indicated
  1. "Suite 27: Waterfalls, Highways, Skyways, Waterways" - 5:11
  2. "Oslo to Kristiansund to Malmo" - 3:10
  3. "Searchlight No. 2" - 9:22
  4. "Stage I / Stage II" - 4:17
  5. "Breath" (Ralph Hamperian) - 8:27
  6. "Foolin' Myself" (Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin) - 3:50
  7. "Land of Love" - 6:36
  • Recorded at Sound Ideas Studios in New York City on August 25, 1988



  1. ^ Soul Note discography accessed July 13, 2011
  2. ^ a b Dryden, Ken Allmusic Review accessed July 13, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1992). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette (1st ed.). Penguin. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-14-015364-4.