Don Ewell – Music To Listen To Don Ewell By (1956)

Don Ewell - Music To Listen To Don Ewell By (1956)
Artist: Don Ewell
Album: Music To Listen To Don Ewell By
Genre: Piano Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1956
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
South Side Strut (4:15)
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (3:23)
A Monday Date (3:07)
Love Me Or Leave Me (3:17)
Squeeze Me (3:17)
Rush Street Scramble (3:20)
Old Fashioned Love (3:30)
Blues Improvisation (4:02)
Parlor Social (3:21)
You Took Advantage Of Me (3:01)
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You (5:26)
My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms (3:11)


Stride pianist Don Ewell made three albums for Good Time Jazz during 1956-57 and all are quite enjoyable. This CD reissues the first of his LPs (great title!) and features Ewell on five solos and seven pieces with a trio that also includes clarinetist Darnell Howard and drummer Minor Hall. Ewell is in top form and the many highlights include “I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me,” Howard’s “Bush Street Scramble,” “You Took Advantage of Me” and “My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms.
Review by Scott Yanow