Rowles Rules: The Subtle Art of Jimmy Rowles, with Guest Mike Wofford

Stan Getz once commented on the genius of pianist Jimmy Rowles, describing him as “the best-kept secret to the public at large since the Mona Lisa’s smile!” This understated piano giant was revered by other jazz musicians and sought after by the greatest jazz singers as an accompanist, and yet he never achieved wide-spread fame. So in this episode we are going to pay tribute to this master, “one of the true giants,” as our guest Mike Wofford observes.

Playlist

“That’s All” Jimmy Rowles & Ray Brown
“Evenin'” Jimmy Rowles
“What Is This Thing Called Love” Jimmy Rowles with Ben Webster
“It Might As Well Be Spring” Jimmy Rowles with Red Mitchell
“Cole Porter” Mike Wofford Trio
“Puttin’ on the Ritz” Jimmy Rowles with Benny Goodman
“Rosalie” Jimmy Rowles
“Godchild” Jimmy Rowles
“Wave” Jimmy Rowles with Ella Fitzgerald
“Stars Fell on Alabama” Jimmy Rowles with Billie Holiday
“That Sunday, That Summer” Jimmy Rowles with Sarah Vaughan
“Day By Day” Jimmy Rowles with Carmen McRae
“I’ll Never Be the Same” Jimmy Rowles with Stan Getz
“A Sleepin’ Bee” Jimmy Rowles with Ray Brown
“The Ballad of Thelonious Monk” Jimmy Rowles with Carmen McRae
“Looking at You” Jimmy Rowles
“The Peacocks” Jimmy Rowles with Stan Getz
“Drinkin & Drivin'” Shelly Manne with Mike Wofford

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Published December 29th, 2019 by Bob Hecht

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