Happy Time (Junior Mance album)

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Happy Time
Happy Time (Junior Mance album).jpg
Studio album by Junior Mance
Released 1962
Recorded June 20, 1962
Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 43:14
Label Jazzland
JLP 77
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Junior Mance chronology
Junior's Blues
(1962)Junior's Blues1962
Happy Time
Get Ready, Set, Jump!!!
(1964)Get Ready, Set, Jump!!!1964

Happy Times is an album by jazz pianist Junior Mance which was recorded in 1962 and released on the Jazzland label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 2/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with the review by Al Campbell stating, "Pianist Junior Mance was in excellent company on this inspired 1962 session with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Mickey Roker. It's unfortunate this trio only recorded together on this one date as their unity propels the blues, gospel, and bebop ideas Mance consistently feeds them".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions are by Junior Mance except where indicated.

  1. "Happy Time" - 6:17
  2. "Jitterbug Waltz" (Fats Waller) - 5:22
  3. "Out South" - 5:28
  4. "Tin Tin Deo" (Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) - 4:42
  5. "For Dancers Only" (Sy Oliver, Don Raye, Vic Schoen) - 5:50
  6. "Taggie's Tune" - 4:39
  7. "Azure-Te" (Bill Davis, Donald Wolf) - 5:36
  8. "The Simple Waltz" (Bob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry) - 5:20



  1. ^ Jazzland Records discography accessed November 12, 2012
  2. ^ Junior Mance discography accessed August 15, 2016
  3. ^ a b Campbell, A. Allmusic Review accessed November 12, 2012
  4. ^ Down Beat: October 25, 1962 vol. 29, no. 27