Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.

I want to help

Jimmy Amadie: In A Trio Setting

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
Jimmy Amadie: In A Trio Setting Pianist Jimmy Amadie interprets each classic, Sinatra-type standard on In A Trio Setting with a crystalline touch and his usual buoyant swing. His improvisation carries the trio along natural paths with a universal sense of time.

The salute to Frank Sinatra is coincidental, but it does represent the range of this artist, who took five years and two more operations to complete the project. Jimmy Amadie has acute tendonitis in both hands. Pretty tough for a pianist. Pretty tough for anyone, as a matter of fact. His doctors have revived Amadie’s career. In a Trio Setting is his third in seven years. This one alone took five years to make because Amadie has only been able to tape one song every six months. The pain prevents more, and the therapy allows him to reach his goals.

Amadie worked with Red Rodney, Mel Torme and others in the 1950s and 1960s, but then his condition required a 40-year lapse and many medical procedures.

The trio performs “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” and “Here’s That Rainy Day” together in the studio. The other tracks are all taped: first by Amadie, then with bass and drums added. They’re a tight unit. Everything clicks, and the session wins out over numerous obstacles.

Track Listing: I

Personnel: Jimmy Amadie- piano; Steve Gilmore- bass; Bill Goodwin- drums.

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: TP Recordings | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Extended Analysis
CD/LP/Track Review
Multiple Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jimmy Amadie Trio:...
Self Produced
Let's Groove!
Let's Groove!
TPR Recordings
Live at Red Rock Studio: A Tribute to Tony Bennett
Live at Red Rock...
TP Recordings
In A Trio Setting
In A Trio Setting
TP Recordings
J.J. Johnson J.J. Johnson
Wynton Kelly Wynton Kelly
Milt Jackson Milt Jackson
Bobby Troup Bobby Troup
City Rhythm Orchestra City Rhythm Orchestra
Shorty Rogers Shorty Rogers
Richard Underhill Richard Underhill
sax, alto
Bob Lark Bob Lark
Pete Christlieb Pete Christlieb
Howard Alden Howard Alden

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus
Support our sponsor

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY IT  

New Service For Musicians!

Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with Premium Musician Profile.