George Mesterhazy Trio - One for my baby (CD)
George Mesterhazy – piano
John Lockwook – bass
Matt Gordy – drums
We at Ponca Jazz Records proudly present George Mesterhazy,
and when he said he wanted his last album to be released outside of The U.S. through us - what an honor.
This is a beautiful, playful, melancholy and warm recording from one of the leading jazz pianists - no wonder he was Shirley Horn's favorite ajzz pianist.
Jazz painist George Mesterhazy has had a diverse career as an accompanist for a broad spectrum of people including headliners like:
Jaye P. Morgan, Benadette Peters, Anthony Newley, Jack Jones, Bobby Rudell, Chita Rivera; comedian Billy Crystal (who has a strong foundation in jazz himself).
Mesterhazy has also been working with jazz personalities like:
Gary Burton, Rebecca Parris, Fran Jeffries, Mark Murphy, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Steve Gilmore, Red Holloway, Bill Berry, Franky Capp, Les Paul, Karrin Allyson.
He performed nationally and abroad with jazz legend Shirley Horn until she passed away in 2005.
His performing and arranging credits include the two Grammy-nominated Shirley Horn recordings "Loving You" and " May The Music Never End".
When he died 2012 he accompanied and arranged for the San Francisco-based jazz singer Paula West.
1. One for My Baby (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
2. I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
3. Emily (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
4. Indian Summer (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin)
5. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn)
6. Just Squeeze Me (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines)
7. That's All (Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes)
8. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (Tommy Wolf, Fran Landesman)
9. For All We Know (J. Fred Coots, Sam Lewis)