Galaxies And Planets

Jay Leonhart

About

Fifteen original compositions from New York's "Most Valuable Bassist." Storytelling with a sense of humor that swings.

Tracks

1 Endless Nights (4:00)
2 Galaxies and Planets (3:00)
3 I Got The Blues (3:27)
4 Joy (4:16)
5 Farmers Farming (3:40)
6 The Judge (5:04)
7 Woe Is Me (3:16)
8 Double Parking (3:41)
9 Dizzy (3:52)
10 Bass Aboard a Plane (3:26)
11 You Say That You're Leavin' (2:52)
12 Customs (4:06)
13 Rash Cash Blues (4:11)
14 She's Mean (3:57)
15 German Shepherd (1:50)

Credits

Jay LEONHART, bass, vocals, compositions

Ted ROSENTHAL, piano
Joe BECK, guitar
Mark ELF, guitar
Michael LEONHART, trumpet

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Reviews

"If you could somehow stuff Dave Frishberg, Mose Allison, Jon Hendricks and Eddie Jefferson into a blender, out would pour Jay Leonhart. He contains many of their best ingredients, yet like each of them he remains a jazz original. The wit, the down-home ease, the slickness, the vocalese are all there--plus Leonhart provides his own bass line. He not only talks the talk, he walks the walk. He also has the jazz credentials, from the Peabody School and Berklee to studying with Ray Brown and playing with Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Jim Hall and Gerry Mulligan…"
— JazzTimes, April 2001

"…Master bassist Jay Leonhart has chosen a program of his own songs to fill an album dedicated to the memory of Milt Hinton. The material is the type one associates with Murk Murphy, Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough, hip, often funny and kind of folksy. It’s as if Leonhart was sitting across from you recounting some of his life event…"
— All About Jazz, April 2001