Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio

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Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio
Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio.jpg
Studio album by Randy Weston
Released 1956
Recorded August 29 & 31, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
RLP 12-203
Producer Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer
Randy Weston chronology
The Randy Weston Trio
(1955)
Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio
(1955)
With These Hands...
(1956)

Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio is an album by American jazz pianist Randy Weston recorded in 1955 and released on the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 2½ stars with the review by Jim Todd stating, "This early release from Randy Weston finds the pianist still in his formative stages... The set shows Weston's facility with standards, Ellingtonia, even ragtime, but, with several tracks coming in well under four minutes, the performances offer little room for development. The impression here is that of a pianist of great potential limbering up before the curtain rises for the show".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Randy Weston except as indicated

  1. "Get Happy" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 3:42
  2. "Fire Down There" (Traditional) - 2:51
  3. "Where Are You?" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) - 4:09
  4. "Under Blunder" - 3:06
  5. "Dark Eyes" (Florian Hermann) - 3:34
  6. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 3:56
  7. "Bass Knows" - 5:15
  8. "C Jam Blues" (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington) - 2:49
  9. "A Ballad" (Sam Gill) - 4:20
  10. "Twelfth Street Rag" (Euday L. Bowman) - 2:59

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed August 9, 2012
  2. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review, accessed August 9, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 206. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.