George Cables - Why Not?


George Cables - piano
Tony Dumas - bass
Carl Burnett - drums

Pianist and New Yorker George Cables absorbed all that the city had to offer and its influence on him shaped his approach to music. Trained classically as a youth Cables attended the Mannes College of Music for two years and by the age of 19 was playing professionally with the Jazz Samaritans alongside drum legend Billy Cobham. Cables went on to work as sideman with Max Roach, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and after touring with Sonny Rollins he settled in Los Angeles.

In 1975 the perceptive Masahiko Yuh, sensing that here was an artist drastically underexposed as a leader, went to LA to record this record. With Tony Dumas on bass and Carl Burnett on drums to trio recorded at Record Plant Studios. The result was a record which defines the modern jazz piano trio in a manner which is always contemporary and always fresh even decades after it was recorded.

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