Here's Jaki

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Here's Jaki
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Studio album by Jaki Byard
Released 1961
Recorded March 14, 1961
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 38:58
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8256
Producer Esmond Edwards
Jaki Byard chronology
Blues for Smoke
Here's Jaki

Here's Jaki is an album by pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1961 and released on the New Jazz label.[1]


"Cinco y Quatro" is a calypso in 5
time.[2] "Garnerin' a Bit" is a tribute to pianist Erroll Garner.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
Down Beat3/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars, stating "This is no standard trio; they're a collective who romps through these seven selections with a surprise or more a minute".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jaki Byard except as indicated

  1. "Cinco y Quatro" – 6:26
  2. "Mellow Septet" – 5:38
  3. "Garnerin' a Bit" – 5:49
  4. "Giant Steps" (John Coltrane) – 2:22
  5. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now/It Ain't Necessarily So" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 9:53
  6. "To My Wife" – 5:13
  7. "D.D.L.J." – 3:50



  1. ^ Prestige Records New Jazz catalogue discography accessed July 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2003) Jazz on Record: The First Sixty Years, p. 610. Backbeat Books.
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review, accessed July 19, 2012
  4. ^ Down Beat:February 15, 1962 Vol. 29, No. 4