George Cables Trio: Bluesology
Cables, born 1944, has been known domestically as a sideman to the likes of Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, and Bobby Hutcherson. Perhaps he is best known for and loved as the anchor for alto saxophonist Art Pepper’s return to form. The late seventies to early eighties recordings for Galaxy Records are some of the purest emotion ever captured on record. Like Flanagan, Cables embodies the history of jazz bebop piano. His confident approach to these mostly jazz standards is never labored or tiresome. The trio hands us the now familiar with the respect each composition deserves. But this is jazz and respect can go hand-in-hand with bluesy swing. Take the near-pop hit, Randy Weston’s “Hi-Fly,” a waltz that has a groove so thick it dares you not to dance. Luckily this is the 21st century and all of Cables’ recordings for the Danish label are available stateside.
Track List:In Your Own Sweet Way; Easy Living; There Is No Love; Voodoo Lady; Come Rain Or Come Shine; A Night In Tunisia; Hi-Fly; Bluesology; Ebony Moonbeams; How Deep Is The Ocean.
Personnel: George Cables
Record Label: SteepleChase Records