album

Reunion

14 songs (1 hour and 19 minutes) Released on March 16, 2004
1
Lester Leaps In (Jon Hendricks weaves swing/bebop vocalese on this track that is reminiscent of the original Basie Kansas City Seven.)
3:57
2
Last Train From Overbrook (Jon Hendricks gives a creative, lyrical bebop scat solo set against drummer Harold Jones' fast train-like opening rhythm.)
7:11
3
Serbo Salsa (Larry Vuckovich original features a down-home Balkan theme that grooves naturally with Latin salsa.)
8:17
4
Short Indigo (Jon Hendricks wrote and sang lyrics inspired by soulful, inventive Shorty Baker trumpet solo on "Mood Indigo" chord changes.)
4:24
5
Tickle Toe (Jon Hendricks sings this song with the last eight bars from a trumpet solo of Bix Beiderbecke, who influenced Lester Young.)
3:41
6
Flamingo (This is an authentic lyrical bolero.)
6:16
7
Impressions (recalls John Coltrane's importance in introducing and shaping modal concept and sound in jazz.)
6:35
8
Lester's Minor Blues (Larry Vuckovich original suggests Lester Young's melodic and smooth rhythmic phrasing.)
6:05
9
One Heart (Dave Brambert original is set to a bolero rhythm that enhances its beauty and romantic quality.)
6:52
10
Scrapple From The Apple (Afro-Cuban jazz interpretation fuses Charlie Parker's sophisticated, syncopated bebop rhythm and melody with a mambo beat.)
4:41
11
Shadow Of Your Smile (Bassist Nat Johnson displays a beautiful natural vocal sound on this lyrical ballad.)
4:06
12
Do You Call That A Buddy? (John Hendricks sings with ensemble reminiscent of the Duke's small groups, featuring former Ellington trumpeter Allen Smith.)
6:15
13
Bye Bye Blackbird (Jon Hendricks sings Miles Davis' muted trumpet sound.)
6:55
14
Yesterdays (Larry Vuckovich solo suggests harmonic moments from pianist Erroll Garner.)
3:55