"the lost tapes" 1981
Bob Szajner - piano
Ed Pickens- bass
Frank Isola- drums
The Lost Tapes
Review by Veronica Timpanelli
Take a gloomy night in May 1981, plus a room not meant for recording, plus a piano destined
for the "keyboard cemetery", plus a sound engineer unfamiliar with the finer aspects of recording
and add to this three talented jazz artists playing original material and you have a strange concoction
indeed. If sound quality is all you want in a jazz recordings, please DO NOT listen to this album.
But, if you are a curious adventurous soul willing to look and listen past the technical imperfections
of the recorded production on the underlying artistic talent and unique content of these improvised
vehicles patterned after '50s-'60s "classic" jazz genre, then this is for you to review and hopefully enjoy!!
Recorded in 1981, this disc is a behind the scenes recording session: raw and real.
"the lost tapes"
#1) UNREAL McCOY 5:49
#2) NICE "N" ELZY 6:38
#3) CLASS CONSCIOUS 5:07
#4) JUST A TOUCH UP 5:42
#5) GREEN BANANAS 4:49
#6) PAUSE FOR HAWES 8:35
#7) FOR EVANS SAKE 7:03