Bill Mays

Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 26 (Bill Mays at Maybeck)

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Bill Mays gets a rare opportunity to record a full CD unaccompanied on his entry in the renowned Maybeck Recital Hall series. He mixes together swing standards with a few more selections. Mays' brilliant rendition of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (which starts and ends with a very impressionistic fantasy, making one wonder if its swinging middle section was indeed a dream) is most memorable. Also fun are his renditions of "Stompin' at the Savoy," "I'm Confessin'," and a boogie-woogie-filled "Jitterbug Waltz."

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