It Don’t Mean A Thing – 2020

George Cables

The pianist plays a driving version of the Ellington standard with his trio

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Throughout his long career, the excellence of pianist George Cables’ playing has been such a constant that it has often been taken for granted.

In his career, he has worked with Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, and countless other members of jazz’s who’s who.

Cables, who in his seventies was working with the Cookers, has also led a long series of satisfying albums since 1975.

On this trio outing with bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis, George Cables swings hard throughout Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean A Thing,” swinging in his own voice.

-Scott Yanow


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