Wynton Kelly – Kelly Blue (Full Album)

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Kelly Blue is an album by American jazz pianist Wynton Kelly, released in 1959.

“Recorded for Riverside, this set mostly features the influential pianist Wynton Kelly in a trio with his fellow rhythm-section mates from the Miles Davis bands, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb. “Kelly Blue” and “Keep It Moving” add cornetist Nat Adderley, flutist Bobby Jaspar and the tenor of Benny Golson to the band for some variety. Kelly was renowned as an accompanist, but as he shows on a set including three of his originals and four familiar standards (including “Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise” and “Willow Weep for Me”), he was also a strong bop-based soloist too. A fine example of his talents. [Some reissues augment the program with a previously unreleased “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me” and the alternate take of “Keep It Moving.”” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic

Track listing:
“Kelly Blue” (Wynton Kelly) – 10:41[7]
“Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise” (Oscar Hammerstein – Sigmund Romberg) – 6:24
“Green Dolphin Street” (Bronislau Kaper – Ned Washington) – 4:39
“Willow Weep for Me” (Ann Ronell) – 6:05
“Keep It Moving” (Kelly) – 7:31
“Old Clothes” (Kelly) – 7:37

Wynton Kelly – piano
Nat Adderley – cornet – tracks 1 and 5
Bobby Jaspar – flute – tracks 1 and 5
Benny Golson – tenor saxophone – tracks 1 and 5
Paul Chambers – bass
Jimmy Cobb – drums


Released: 1959
Recorded: February 19 and March 10, 1959
Length: 43:21
Label: Riverside
Producer: Orrin Keepnews