An infrequently recorded pianist, Tony Aless mixed bop, mainstream and great components into his compositions and solos. Aless used trumpeter Bunny Berign in the past due ’30s, then documented with Teddy Powell in the first ’40s. After providing in the military, Aless performed briefly with Charlie Spivak, after that worked and documented with Woody Herrman within the middle-’40s. Later on stints included exercises with George Auld, Turn Phillips, Chubby Jackson, Neal Hefti, Stan Getz and Charlie Parker, plus radio looks. Aless’s best-known recording may be the 1955 launch Long Island Collection, significant for the inclusion of twin trombone dynamos J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, and efforts from another solid, undervalued musician, alto saxophonist Dave Schildkraut.