The Right Combination (Joe Albany album)

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The Right Combination
The Right Combination (Joe Albany album).jpg
Studio album by Joe Albany
Released 1957
Recorded September, 1957
Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Length 42:29
Label Riverside
RLP 12–270
Joe Albany chronology
The Right Combination
Joe Albany at Home
(1971)Joe Albany at Home1971
Warne Marsh chronology
Art Pepper with Warne Marsh
(1956) Art Pepper with Warne Marsh1956
The Right Combination
(1957) The Right Combination1957
Music for Prancing
(1957) Music for Prancing1957

The Right Combination is the debut album by American jazz pianist Joe Albany featuring saxophonist Warne Marsh which was recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label.[1]

In a customer review at [2] Richard Stambaugh claims that he made this recording. He states:

"The release of this album was an "accident." Warne Marsh took a second copy – that is, two removed from the original, to Atlantic (sic) with the intent of getting an opinion from their people. [...] The album suddenly (about 4 months later) appeared. I tried to get them to re-master from the original – but to no avail – thus the apparent poor quality. Actually, with the exception of a small, acoustically dead room, the original is quite pleasant."


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review states "From the historical standpoint, this release is essential".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Daahoud" (Clifford Brown) – 4:56
  2. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 6:04
  3. " I Love You" (Cole Porter) – 8:30
  4. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 8:24
  5. "It's You or No One" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 5:02
  6. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 7:20
  7. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 2:13



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed September 26, 2012
  2. ^ album page accessed December 20, 2015
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 26, 2012
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 7. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.