Maybeck Recital Hall series of Concord Records(1)

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In 1972 Concord Records was established by Carl Jefferson who was a local automobile dealer and jazz fan.

Since then, the label won 88 Grammy Award nominations and 14 Grammy Awards.

This week I want to post Maybeck Recital Hall series of Concord Records.

From 1920s into 1930’s, solo piano recitals were held by legend pianists.

James P. Johnson, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller and Teddy Wilson.

Art Tatum was the epitome of Jazz solo piano.

Erroll Garner, Nat Cole, Lennie Tristano, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson continued the tradition of solo piano into the modern jazz era.

The Concord Jazz, Maybeck Recital Hall series stands out as somewhat of an anomaly.

Unfortunately over the second half of the 20th century, solo Jazz piano became something of a lost art with fewer except Keith Jarrett live recording.

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