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Colors From A Giant's Kit

Label: IPO Recordings
Released: 2011
Track listing: Colors From A Giant's Kit; Natalie Rosanne; A Story, Often Told But Seldom Heard; Robbin's Nest; My Romance; Blues; 'Cello; Moment's Notice; Lush Life; 20th Century Rag; Naima; Chelsea Bridge; In A Mellow Tone; Cherokee.


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Sir Roland Hanna: Colors from a Giant's Kit

Read "Colors from a Giant's Kit" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

This 1990s recording, produced by William Sorin, a loving fan of pianist Sir Roland Hanna is a riveting one. Featuring the maestro alone, playing what must have been some of his favorite charts, was carefully thought out. And though it does not come with too many of Hanna's own compositions it does--like Jaki Byard's fable recordings, ...


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Sir Roland Hanna: Colors From A Giant's Kit

Read "Colors From A Giant's Kit" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Sir Roland Hanna (1932--2002) recorded a series of undated solo piano sessions for IPO founder Bill Soren, some of which are now released as Colors From A Giant's Kit. Vault finds--those undiscovered recordings that have been made, shelved and largely unheard for decades--can be some of the most entertaining recordings in jazz. How marvelous to listen ...


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Sir Roland Hanna: Colors From A Giant's Kit

Read "Colors From A Giant's Kit" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When an artist passes on, the true fans mourn and the record companies often search through their vaults to try to capitalize on their passing. This often results in hastily compiled collections of music, or the surfacing of sub-par recordings that weren't released for obvious reasons when the artist was still around. That's not the case ...


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