Profile (Duke Pearson album)

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Studio album by Duke Pearson
Released 1959
Recorded October 25, 1959
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 36:36
Label Blue Note
BST 84022
Producer Alfred Lion
Duke Pearson chronology
Tender Feelin's
(1959)Tender Feelin's1959

Profile is the debut album by American pianist and arranger Duke Pearson, featuring performances by Pearson with Gene Taylor and Lex Humphries. It was recorded in 1959 and released the same year on the Blue Note label.[1] Like the following Tender Feelin's, Profile has been released singularly on CD only in Japan by Blue Note/EMI. However, at present, it could be found on the twofer Profile & Tender Feelin's - Duke Pearson Trio issued by Fresh Sound Records in May 2011. Duke dedicated this album to his mother, Emily Pearson, "the one responsible for my coming this far."[2]


The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars.[3]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Like Someone in Love" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 5:30
  2. "Black Coffee" (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) - 4:32
  3. "Taboo" (Margarita Lecuona, Russell) - 4:57
  4. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira) - 4:52
  5. "Gate City Blues" (Duke Pearson) - 5:09
  6. "Two Mile Run" (Pearson) - 5:54
  7. "Witchcraft" (Coleman, Leigh) - 5:42



  1. ^ Duke Pearson discography accessed September 6, 2010
  2. ^ Original 1959 liner notes by Ira Gitler
  3. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed September 6, 2010