Bobby Timmons – Born To Be Blue!

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Born to Be Blue! is an album by American jazz pianist Bobby Timmons recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Throughout his career, Bobby Timmons was typecast as a soulful and blues-oriented pianist due to his hits (“Moanin ‘,” “This Here” and “Dis Dat”). But as he shows on this 1963 trio date (with either Sam Jones or Ron Carter on bass and drummer Connie Kay), Timmons was actually a well-rounded player when inspired. The repertoire on his CD ranges from bop to spirituals, from three diverse originals to “Born to Be Blue.” This is excellent music but unfortunately Timmons would not grow much musically after this period. His CD is worth picking up.

Track listing:
All compositions by Bobby Timmons except as indicated

“Born to Be Blue” (Mel Torme, Robert Wells) – 4:23
“Malice Towards None” (Tom McIntosh) – 4:55
“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” (Traditional) – 4:40
“Know Not One” – 7:52
“The Sit-In” – 4:15
“Namely You” (Gene de Paul, Johnny Mercer) – 6:01
“Often Annie” – 9:16

Recorded in New York City on August 12, 1963 (tracks 3, 4 & 6) and September 10, 1963 (tracks 1, 2, 5, & 7).

Personnel:
Bobby Timmons – piano
Ron Carter (tracks 3, 4 & 6), Sam Jones (tracks 1, 2, 5, & 7) – bass
Connie Kay – drums

Released: 1963
Recorded: August 12 and September 10, 1963
Length: 41:22
Label: Riverside
Producer: Orrin Keepnews

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