The Last of the Blue Devils (album)

The Last of the Blue Devils is an album by jazz pianist Jay McShann recorded in 1977 and released by the Atlantic label.[1]

The Last of the Blue Devils
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1978
RecordedJune 29 & 30 and July 1, 1977
StudioRCA Recording Studios, Studio B, New York, NY
GenreJazz
Length46:36
LabelAtlantic
SD 8800
Producerİlhan Mimaroğlu
Jay McShann chronology
After Hours
(1977)
The Last of the Blue Devils
(1978)
A Tribute to Fats Waller
(1978)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [3]

The Allmusic review by Rick Anderson noted "McShann had much more to offer the world than his role as caregiver to the inventor of bebop. Leading an all-star cast ... McShann teaches an entire course on the history of blues-based jazz ... Highly recommended".[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Confessin' the Blues" (Jay McShann, Walter Brown) – 4:43
  2. "'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do" (Everett Robbins, Porter Grainger) – 6:59
  3. "Hootie Blues" (Charlie Parker, McShann, Brown) – 4:29
  4. "Blue Devil Jump" (Paul Quinichette) – 3:25
  5. "My Chile" (McShann) – 4:15
  6. "Jumpin' at the Woodside" (Count Basie, John Hendricks) – 4:36
  7. "Just for You" (Pete Johnson, Herman Walder, Leo Corday, Booker Washington) – 5:37
  8. "Hot Biscuits" (McShann) – 3:25
  9. "'Fore Day Rider" (McShann, Brown) – 4:08
  10. "Kansas City" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 4:51

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Both Sides Now: Atlantic Album Discography, Part 3 – 1200 Jazz Series (1966–1977) accessed April 10, 2019
  2. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. Jay McShann: The Last of the Blue Devils Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 987. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.