Three Moods

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Three Moods
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Studio album by The Three Sounds
Released 1965
Recorded February 24 & 25 and March 24 & 25, 1965
Studio Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Jazz
Length36:17
Label Limelight
LM 82014/LS 86014
Producer Jack Tracy
The Three Sounds chronology
Live at the Living Room
(1964)
Three Moods
(1965)
Beautiful Friendship
(1965)

Three Moods is an album by The Three Sounds which was recorded in Los Angeles in 1965 and released on the Limelight label. [1] [2]

The Three Sounds were an American jazz piano trio that formed in 1956 and disbanded in 1973.

Limelight Records was a jazz record label and subsidiary of Mercury Records started in 1962. The catalogue included music by Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Milt Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, and Oscar Peterson.

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Allmusic's Ken Dryden noted, "When the Three Sounds briefly left Blue Note for Limelight in the mid-'60s, there was a noticeable drop in the quality of their albums. This LP gives no indication from the cover that most tracks have additional strings or brass. ... The only memorable tracks recorded during these sessions feature the trio without any additional musicians ... There are many better recordings by the Three Sounds". [3]

Blue Note Records American record label

Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label that is owned by Universal Music Group and operated with Decca Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, it derives its name from the blue notes of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz. Although the original company did not record many of the pioneers of bebop, significant exceptions are Thelonious Monk, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.

Track listing

All compositions by Gene Harris except where noted

  1. "Change Partners" (Irving Berlin) − 4:20
  2. "Invitation" (Bronisław Kaper, Paul Francis Webster) − 4:27
  3. "The Second Time Around" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) − 3:26
  4. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Jerry Brainin, Buddy Bernier) − 4:03
  5. "You've Changed" (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer) − 3:06
  6. "What Now My Love" (Gilbert Bécaud, Carl Sigman) − 3:50
  7. "Hittin' the Jug" (Richard Carpenter) − 3:50
  8. "John Brown's Body" (Traditional) − 4:04
  9. "Justerini" − 2:20
  10. "Our Theme" − 3:07

Personnel

Gene Harris American pianist

Gene Harris was an American jazz pianist known for his warm sound and blues and gospel infused style that is known as soul jazz.

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

Andrew Simpkins was an American jazz bassist.

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References

  1. Matsubayashi, K. Mercury Records Collection: LM-82014: Three Moods / The Three Sounds]
  2. The Three Sounds Catalog, accessed January 23, 2018
  3. 1 2 Dryden, Ken. Three Moods – Review at AllMusic . Retrieved January 23, 2018.