Roland Hanna — The New York Jazz Quartet in Chicago (Full Album)

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The New York Jazz Quartet in Chicago is an album by pianist Roland Hanna and the New York Jazz Quartet which was recorded in 1981 and released on the Bee Hive label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
The New York Jazz Quartet gave pianist Roland Hanna, Frank Wess (doubling on tenor and flute), bassist George Mraz and drummer Ben Riley an opportunity to collaborate and, although the group did not develop any innovations, it did record several excellent albums. This Bee Hive album is one of their more extroverted affairs with particularly fine playing on Wess’s “Four the Hard Way,” Thad Jones’s “H and T Blues” and the ballad “You Don’t Know What Love Is.” (

Track listing:
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Four the Hard Way” Frank Wess 8:56
2. “Wisteria” George Mraz 4:16
3. “Raise a Ruckus” Roland Hanna 6:20
4. “H & T Blues” Thad Jones 7:07
5. “Ain’t Nothin’ New” Jones 3:51
6. “You Don’t Know What Love Is” Gene de Paul, Don Raye 8:27

Roland Hanna – piano
Frank Wess – tenor saxophone, flute
George Mraz – bass
Ben Riley – drums


Released: 1982
Recorded: July 27, 1981
Studio P.S. Studios, Chicago IL
Length: 38:57
Label: Bee Hive Records BH 7013
Producer: Jim Neumann, Susan Neumann