Considering pianist Joe Albany’s lifestyle in hindsight, it really is miraculous that he resided to almost reach 64. Critical problems with alcohol and drugs resulted in some harrowing situations and his local life could not be referred to as tranquil (his second wife dedicated suicide while his third nearly passed away from a medication overdose). Albany’s lifestyle was so erratic that he just documented once during 1947-1971. Nevertheless, Joe Albany’s true importance is really as among the early bop pianists. After playing accordion as a kid, he turned to piano in senior high school and in 1942 became a member of Leo Watson’s group. He previously short-term organizations with Benny Carter, Georgie Auld, Boyd Raeburn, & most considerably Charlie Parker. Albany’s live recordings with Parker plus some amazing studio edges with Lester Small in 1946 (the second option later on reissued on Blue Notice) had been the high factors of his profession. Years of struggle adopted (which he honestly described in the wonderful 1980 documentary Joe Albany…a Jazz Existence), with Riverside’s THE PROPER Mixture (a rehearsal program with tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh) getting the only paperwork from the shed years. Apart from a brief stint with Charles Mingus within the mid-’60s, it had been not really until 1972 that Albany began to have a return. He recorded a collection with violinist Joe Venuti and was a innovator on albums for Revelation, Horo, Internal Town, SeaBreeze, and Interplay. The wonderful 1982 Elektra/Musician arranged Portrait of the Artist was the ultimate statement from your stressed but talented pianist.
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|Joe Albany... a Jazz Life||1980||Documentary performer: "My Little Suede Shoes"|
|Joe Albany... a Jazz Life||1980||Documentary||Joe Albany|
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