The Iron Man: Live at Smoke

Format: CD
Release Date: 11/23/2018
Style(s): Post Bop
Availability: In Stock

While it was captured over the course a single night, there's a rich lifetime's worth of music packed into The Iron Man: Live at Smoke. If it's a slight overstatement to say that the album represents an autobiography in song, that's only because 82-year-old jazz master Harold Mabern tells his story in every note that he plays. That's as true of the melodies he's been interpreting for more then half a century - as many of the tunes on The Iron Man are - as it is of the always inspired music that flows spontaneously from the great pianist's fingers. The Iron Man, Smoke Sessions Records, was recorded on the final night of a remarkable three-week residency, an annual holiday tradition at the renowned New York City club. Most of that 2017/18 run was dedicated to the music of John Coltrane and featured a host of invited guests to the bandstand. For this magical final performance, however, Mabern and his gifted, longstanding quartet - tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth - went it alone, vigorously swinging through well-loved tunes from throughout Mabern's storied career.

1. A Few Miles from Memphis
Length: 07:32
2. I Get a Kick Out of You
Length: 08:07
3. I Know That You Know
Length: 04:48
4. I Remember Clifford
Length: 04:44
5. T-Bone Steak
Length: 09:28
6. Almost Like Being in Love
Length: 08:48
7. Dear Lord
Length: 05:48
8. Nightlife in Tokyo
Length: 09:44
9. She's Out of My Life
Length: 09:00
10. How Insensitive
Length: 10:31
11. Mr. P.C.
Length: 05:06
12. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Length: 06:34
13. You Are Too Beautiful
Length: 07:14
14. Rakin' and Scrapin'
Length: 05:41
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 103:05
UPC: 888295814577