Recording : June 5th, 1958 – Studio Des Dames, Paris.
Original LP issue: Polydor 46 106.
Ronnell Bright was in Paris for just a simple stopover during the European tour that Sarah Vaughan was doing to represent the United States at the Universal Exhibition in Brussels. This rare date was cut at Studio des Dames in Paris on June 5, 1958 for french Polydor label and it’s a stripped-down trio date with a nicely relaxed feel – one that has Ronnell Bright really opening up on the keys, in ways you don’t always hear on his material with singers. This session took place in a certain euphoria on Thursday of Corpus Christi, and you can feel the joy and dynamics in music. The other players in the trio are Richard Davis on bass and the English drummer Art Morgan.
R and R Groove:
Ronnell Bright (Piano)
Richard Davis (Bass)
Art Morgan (Drums)
- R and R Groove
- Johnny Pate’s Blues
- Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
- Sail’ Em
- The Champ
- Easy Listening Blues
- Chasing Sarah
Re-mastered from the original mono master tapes.
180 gr vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany using the Metal Mothers from Pallas.
Facsimile reissue using the original photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir for the back cover (front photo is lost).
Double insert using an original photo by JP Leloir from the session.
Each record has been visually checked to prevent defects.