In Private

In Private

by Norman SimmonsNorman Simmons


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Veteran pianist Norman Simmons plays quite beautifully throughout this disc, with the emphasis generally being on slower tempos. Most exquisite are three unaccompanied piano solos ("It Could Happen to You," "How Am I to Know" and "Chopin Waltz") that show how complete a pianist Simmons has always been. His interplay with bassist Lisle Atkinson and drummer Paul Humphrey is excellent on the other selections, and the slower-than-usual interpretations of "Stella By Starlight" and "Caravan" work quite well, with the medium-tempo "Soft Winds" being a fine change-of-pace. Norman Simmons has long been underrated. In Private serves as an excellent introduction to his music.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2004
Label: Savant
UPC: 0633842205625
catalogNumber: 2056
Rank: 114593

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norman Simmons   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader
Paul Humphrey   Drums
Lisle Atkinson   Bass,Double Bass

Technical Credits

Michel Legrand   Composer
Norman Simmons   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Irving Mills   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Joe Fields   Executive Producer
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
D.D. Parker   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Jack King   Composer
Ernie Burnett   Composer
George Norton   Composer
David Baker   Engineer
Laurence Donohue-Greene   Liner Notes

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