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Joe Albany

Joe Albany was considered something of a legend in modern jazz and one of the first important bebop pianists. As with many others, critics never acknowledged his talents in the beginning of his career. Rumored to have been Charlie Parker's favorite pianist, Joe Albany was renowned in his time. After a lengthy seclusion from the scene, he resurfaced in the 70s just in time to leave some lasting recordings.

Albany worked in the '40s with Benny Carter, and Stan Getz. His first recording session was with Georgie Auld's big band in '45 on the sessions for “Honey,” and “Stompin' At The Savoy.” His records with Lester Young in '46 in Los Angeles revealed both in comping and solos that he was well ahead of the field.

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Discography

Now's The Time

Now's The Time

Interplay Records
2015

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Portrait Of An Artist

Kedar Entertainment Group
1982

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Albany Touch

Kedar Entertainment Group
1977

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This Is For Friends

Kedar Entertainment Group
1976

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Two's Company

Kedar Entertainment Group
1976

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Joe Albany & Joe...

Kedar Entertainment Group
1974

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