Don Ewell – Free ‘N Easy (1957)

Don Ewell - Free 'N Easy (1957)
Artist: Don Ewell
Album: Free ‘N Easy
Genre: Piano Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1957
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Wolverine Blues (3:53)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (3:30)
If I Could Be With You (3:11)
Lulu’s Back In Town (2:57)
Just You, Just Me (2:36)
Blue Turning Grey Over You (4:05)
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me (3:57)
Delmar Drag (4:03)
Chicago Breakdown (3:37)
All The Wrongs You’ve Done To Me (2:54)
What’s The Use (6:44)
Muskrat Ramble (2:54)
Rumpus Rag (2:54)
Parlor Social (2:49)
Wild Man Blues (3:23)


This album, recorded the same two days as Man Here Plays Fine Piano, is the equal of its companion. Five pieces are taken as piano solos by Don Ewell (including Jelly Roll Morton’s “Chicago Breakdown” and “Just You, Just Me”), “Blue Turning Grey over You” has Ewell joined by drummer Minor Hall and the remaining five numbers are quartet explorations by Ewell, Hall, bassist Pops Foster and the fine New Orleans-style clarinetist Darnell Howard; of the latter tunes “Wolverine Blues” and “Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me” are most memorable.
Review by Scott Yanow