"Pianist Gene DiNovi has a rich background in jazz, beginning with early work with Charlie Parker in the 1940s and subsequent sessions with Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. [He] possesses rare talents, like a limpid touch that magnifies a ballad's harmony or the critical placement of a note for maximum rhythmic impact... Floating ethereally between jazz and chamber music, this is intimate and relaxed work that still sets and meets some very high standards." - Stuart Broomer, Amazon.com
Manhattan Echoes is a jazz recording featuring pianist Gene DiNovi, clarinetist Jim Campbell and bassist Dave Young.
Imagine: 1946 - 52nd Street New York City Billy Eckstine at Jimmy Ryan's club; Jack Teagarden next door. Across the road - Coleman Hawkins and Dizzy Gillespie. With Dizzy is a 15-year-old pianist, Gene DiNovi.
Manhattan Echoes evokes the time and place where Gene DiNovi set down his musical roots. Late at night, on 52nd Street, after the crowds thin out and the traffic dies down, the musicians begin again, this time for themselves, as they unwind after a long night.
Catalog: Mar 267
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- Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller/Richard Malby Jr.
- Anyone Can Whistle - Stephen Sondheim
- Celia - Gene DiNovi/Bill Comstock
- Goodbye - Gordon Jenkins
- Under Paris Skies - Hubert Giraud/Kim Gannon
- Alan's Song - Alan Clare
- Last Night When We Were Young - Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg
- Sweet Song of the Night - Gene DiNovi/Bill Comstock
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Total Playing Time: 54:49