Junior Mance Trio at the Village Vanguard

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Junior Mance Trio at the Village Vanguard
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Live album by Junior Mance
Released 1961
Recorded February 22-23, 1961
Venue Village Vanguard, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:10
Label Jazzland
JLP 41
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Junior Mance chronology
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Junior Mance Trio at the Village Vanguard is a live album by jazz pianist Junior Mance which was recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Mance's many fans have no reason to despair though for, in addition to a boppish rendition of "Girl of My Dreams," the pianist does perform a generous amount of blues and soulful pieces".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Junior Mance except where noted.

  1. "Looptown" - 5:05
  2. "Letter from Home" - 4:50
  3. "Girl of My Dreams" (Sunny Clapp) - 4:01
  4. "63rd Street Theme" (Johnny Griffin) - 6:17
  5. "Smokey Blues" - 6:36
  6. "9:20 Special" (William Engvick, Earle Warren) - 5:10
  7. "Bingo Domingo" (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis) - 4:41
  8. "You Are Too Beautiful" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 5:30



  1. ^ Jazzland Records discography accessed November 9, 2012
  2. ^ Junior Mance discography accessed August 15, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 9, 2012