From The Archives Of Something Blue 2023-04-30
Thanks Marty, today we’ll hear a piano feature on a jazz standard recorded for Alley Records.
When Joe Lee said he wanted to record another album playing the charts that he arranged to tour with, I was all in. I ended up as recording engineer and coproducer of the album “Boppin’ At The Forest”. It was a privilege to work with Joe Lee and all the fine musicians in his band, Joe Lee and Friends.
Joe decided to record the Erroll Garner standard, “Misty”, featuring Joy Sanford on piano. As you will hear Joy stepped up and did a fantastic job on this Joe Lee arraangement.
Playing on the track were Joy Sanford, piano; Joe Lee, tenor sax; Craig Baker, trumpet; Dru Davison, Bari Sax; Tom Mason, bass; and Mike Overall, drums. They all played and taught in the Jonesboro area. It has been wonderful to work with all of these musicians, over the years, at Blues Fest, Jazz Thursday, and other KASU shows.
“Misty” was released on the Joe Lee and Friends album, “Boppin’ At The Forest”, recorded in the Spring of 2001. Here it is now, featuring Joy Sanford on piano.