The Fabulous Claude Williamson Trio. This is Williamson's Sinatra salute that only appeared briefly in the early sixties before the label it was released on, Contract Records, folded almost as quickly as it started up. I'm grateful for all the help that singer Johnny Holiday has given me on this. There's a nice write-up about the CD and a pre-order page at DustyGroove.com. To wit:
"Claude was a great little piano player back in the day -- an important, but lesser-known, part of the LA scene of the 50s and 60s -- with a rare few albums to his name! We've only recently begun to appreciate Claude's style on the keys -- a fluid blend of a number of different popular styles, done with a swinging and light touch -- all of which you'll hear very nicely on this obscure trio session from 1961. The rhythm section includes the great Chuck Flores on drums, plus bass by Duke Morgan [Jaye P's bro]-- and titles include "Nancy", "Anything Goes", "Witchcraft", "A Foggy Day", "The Lady Is A Tramp", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me".
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