Piano Solo


Joe’s music was a personal expression of musical feeling, a body of poetry which happens to find the piano as its vehicle. Like many of the Chicago collegues, Sullivan never cared to become analytical about jazz. He believed in absorbing, then expressing, the feeling of jazz. Gut feeling was still important to Sullivan when the music on this CD was recorded. He wanted every note in its right place, yet improvised and delivered with the passion of the moment. He instinctively went after perfectly balanced form. To hear him at his best – as he is in a fair number of these performances – is to enjoy one of the great listening pleasures in all of jazz. Joe, seated at the piano, was all music and all heart.

Joe Sullivan – piano

Varios recording dates

Squeeze Me
I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
It’s the Talk of the Town
My Silent Love #1
My Silent Love #2
Deep Purple
The Moon Is Low
24 Hours at Booth’s
The Bass Romps Away
Night and Day
High Dudgeon
Brushin’ off the Boogie
Heavy Laden
What’s Your Name?
An Armful of You
Solid Eclipse
Can’t We Get Together
Never Heard of Such Stuff
There’ll Come a Time When You’ll Need Me
If You Can’t Be Good, Be Careful
Sang 23

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