Lookin' on the Bright Side

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Lookin' on the Bright Side
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Studio album by Harold Mabern Trio
Released 1993
Recorded February 11 & March 3, 1993
Genre Jazz
Length 50:53
Label DIW
DIW 614
Producer Kazunori Sugiyama & James Williams
Harold Mabern chronology
Philadelphia Bound
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The Leading Man
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Lookin' on the Bright Side is an album by pianist Harold Mabern which was originally released on the DIW label in Japan in 1993.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars noting that "Harold Mabern was nearing his 57th birthday around the time of the two 1993 studio sessions that provided the music for this Japanese release; he's clearly in a mood to celebrate... Highly recommended for hard bop fans".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Harold Mabern except as indicated.

  1. "Look on the Bright Side" - 5:33
  2. "Moment's Notice" (John Coltrane) - 5:20
  3. "Big Time Cooper" - 8:00
  4. "Au Privave" (Charlie Parker) - 6:08
  5. "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) - 5:08
  6. "It's a Lonesome Old Town" (Charles Kisco, Harry Tobias) - 9:19
  7. "Too Late to Fall Back Baby" - 6:52
  8. "Our Waltz" (David Rose) - 4:22



  1. ^ Harold Mabern artist listing, Jazz Times, accessed June 10, 2014
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K., Allmusic Review accessed June 10, 2014.