Don Ewell – Man Here Plays Fine Piano (1957)

Don Ewell - Man Here Plays Fine Piano (1957)
Artist: Don Ewell
Album: Man Here Plays Fine Piano
Genre: Piano Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1957
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Everybody Loves My Baby (3:53)
Blue Turning Grey Over You (3:48)
Am I Blue? (6:02)
Frisco Rider (3:05)
You’re Driving Me Crazy (3:45)
Green Swamp (3:37)
I Want A Little Girl (4:57)
My Home I In A Southern Town (2:18)
Save It Pretty Mama (4:24)
Keeping’ Out Of Mischief Now (3:59)


During a two-day period in 1957, pianist Don Ewell teamed up with clarinetist Darnell Howard, bassist Pops Foster, and drummer Minor Hall to record enough music for two albums, this one and Free ‘N Easy. In addition to six fine quartet pieces (including “Everybody Loves My Baby” and “Keepin’ out of Mischief Now”), there are four solo performances that fully showcase the underrated but talented New Orleans piano of Don Ewell. Easily recommended to fans of classic jazz.
Review by Scott Yanow