Junior Mance Trio
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Junior Mance Trio

New York City, New York, United States | SELF | AFM

New York City, New York, United States | SELF | AFM
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"Downbeat Editor's Picks APRIL 2010"

Junior Mance Quintet: Out South (Jun Glo)
This recording makes you wish that Junior Mance was playing in your town—tonight—so you had something truly fun to do. Recorded at Café Loup in New York, Out South captures the 82-year-old pianist doing his thing live: a combination of booty-shakin’ blues, beautiful standards and down-home Mance originals. His energy on the piano belies his age on tunes like Henri Woode’s “Broadway” and Dr. Lonnie Smith’s “Dapper Dan.” His take on the Johnny Mandel gem “Emily” is tasteful and touching. On Duke Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood,” Mance shows that he is a masterful accompanist, letting tenor saxophonist Ryan Anselmi take the lead. And the title tune “Out South” is a Mance original that drips with his Chicago blues roots. The entire band has to get a shout-out for this recording, too. Hidé Tanaka on bass, Jackie Williams on drums, Andrew Hadro on baritone sax and Anselmi form a tight-knit, good-time machine. You’ll wish you were there, but just be glad that this night at Café Loup was recorded. - Downbeat.com


Discography

Junior Mance Quintet "Out South"
Junior Mance Trio "Live At Cafe' Loup"
Junior Mance Trio and Floating Jazz Festival Trio
Junior Mance "Junior Mance Special"
Junior Mance "At Town Hall Vol 1 and Vol 2"
Junior Mance "For Dancers Only"

Junior has appeared and recorded as a sideman for Dinah Washington, Dizzy, Cannonball Adderley, and others. He has over 50 recordings as a leader and numerous as a sideman.

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JUNIOR MANCE, born Julian Clifford Mance, Jr., in Chicago, Illinois on October 10, 1928 is a jazz pianist, composer, author of "HOW TO PLAY BLUES PIANO", and recording artist of thirty plus albums as a leader and numerous recordings as a sideman. Junior began playing the piano at the age of five, but did not begin formal training until the age of eight. He started playing professionally during his early teens. He attended Roosevelt College in Chicago as a music major. READ MORE @ juniormance.com