An excellent swing pianist whose style at times recalls Teddy Wilson and Nat King Cole, Larry Eanet had one of his best showcases in late 1997 when he recorded 27 piano solos for Jump, resulting in two CDs.
The first volume is highlighted by such numbers as "The Mood to Be Wooed," "Why Was I Born," "He Loves and She Loves," Duke Ellington's "Black Beauty," and John Lewis' obscure "Pierrot." Easily recommended for fans of swing piano.
|The Mood to Be Wooed / Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges||Larry Eanet||4:21|
|Pierrot / John Lewis||Larry Eanet||5:48|
|Why Was I Born? / Oscar Hammerstein II / Jerome Kern||Larry Eanet||5:09|
|You're Blase / Ord Hamilton / Bruce Sievier||Larry Eanet||4:03|
|Please Be Kind / Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin||Larry Eanet||4:21|
|He Loves and She Loves / George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin||Larry Eanet||4:02|
|After All / Billy Strayhorn||Larry Eanet||3:55|
|Goodbye Little Dream, Goodbye / Cole Porter||Larry Eanet||4:30|
|Lament / J.J. Johnson||Larry Eanet||5:02|
|Black Beauty / Duke Ellington||Larry Eanet||5:10|
|Why Shouldn't I? / Cole Porter||Larry Eanet||4:35|
|Multi-Colored Blue / Billy Strayhorn||Larry Eanet||5:29|
|Travelin' Light / Harry Akst / Sidney Clare||Larry Eanet||4:01|
|Epilogue / Richard Strauss||Larry Eanet||1:07|