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By Himself: Arbors Piano Series, Vol. 3


Download links and information about By Himself: Arbors Piano Series, Vol. 3 by Dave Frishberg. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 58:49 minutes.

Artist: Dave Frishberg
Release date: 1998
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 14
Duration: 58:49
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No. Title Length
1. I Want to Be a Sideman 2:57
2. Ain't She Sweet? 4:07
3. Last Night When We Were Young 4:15
4. You Took Advantage of Me 2:59
5. Saratoga Hunch 4:17
6. Groovin' High 4:26
7. It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream 5:40
8. Can't Take You Anywhere 2:21
9. My Swan Song 5:40
10. Kansas City Medley: How Long, How Long Blues / I Want a Little Girl / Jumpin' the Blues / Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You? / Confessin' the Blues / Sometimes I Am Happy 8:11
11. I Could Care Less 3:29
12. Jump for Joy 3:18
13. The Trouble With Me Is You 3:36
14. I'll Never Smile Again 3:33



Dave Frishberg had not recorded a strictly instrumental solo piano record in many years when he cut this 1997 Arbors set. Actually he does vocalize on four numbers (most memorable is his classic "I Want To Be A Sideman" and a remake of "Can't Take You Nowhere"), the other ten songs put the focus purely on his underrated but swinging mainstream piano playing. Frishberg, whose inspirations are the swing era pianists rather than those of the bop era, even turns Dizzy Gillespie's "Groovin' High" into a swing song. Other highlights include "You Took Advantage Of Me," "Jump For Joy" and a six-song "Kansas City Medley." Recommended.