Solo Piano (Jaki Byard album)

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Solo Piano
Solo Piano (Jaki Byard album).jpg
Studio album by Jaki Byard
Released 1969
Recorded July 31, 1969
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7686
Producer Don Schlitten
Jaki Byard chronology
The Jaki Byard Experience
(1968)The Jaki Byard Experience1968
Solo Piano
Live at the Jazz'Inn
(1971)Live at the Jazz'Inn1971

Solo Piano is an album by pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Ken Dryden stating, "Jaki Byard is always an enjoyable pianist in any group, but he is at his best as a soloist. His second solo outing has a good deal of New Orleans influences".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jaki Byard except as indicated

  1. "New Orleans Strut" - 5:56
  2. "Spanish Tinge No. 2" - 5:26
  3. "Top of the Gate Rag" - 3:08
  4. "A Basin Street Ballad" - 4:04
  5. "The Hollis Stomp" - 2:27
  6. "Hello, Young Lovers" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 4:45
  7. "Seasons" - 3:46
  8. "Medley: I Know a Place / Let the Good Times Roll" (Tony Hatch / Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee) - 3:33
  9. "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" (Louis Alter, Eddie DeLange) - 4:59



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed July 27, 2012
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review, accessed July 27, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 35. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.