Episode 033 – Junior Mance part 1

In Transition with Randy McElligott
In Transition with Randy McElligott
Episode 033 - Junior Mance part 1
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Junior Mance was one of the most blues based soulful pianists in Jazz. His style was appreciated not only by listeners but other musicians as well. Five recordings are featured in this first episode.


Artist Album Song Time
Junior mance Deep Deep 04.42
Junior mance The Soulful Piano of Junior Mance Sweet and Lovely 03.37
Junior mance For Dancers Only For Dancers Only 04.39
Junior mance Special If You Could See Me Now 03.50
Junior mance Blue Mance Emily 08.11

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Blue Mance – Chiaroscuro Records – 1994

Bass – Keter Betts
Drums – Jackie Williams
Piano – Junior Mance

Recorded on May 18, 1994 In Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

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The Soulful Piano Of Junior Mance – Milestone – 1974

Bass – Ben Tucker
Drums – Bobby Thomas
Piano – Junior Mance

Recorded in New York City; October 25, 1960.

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Deep – JSP Records – 1980

Bass – Martin Rivera
Drums – Walter Bolden
Piano – Junior Mance

Recorded at Downtown Sound, NYC June 1980

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For Dancers Only – Sackville Recordings – 1983

Bass – Martin Rivera
Piano – Junior Mance

Recorded at McClear Place Studios, Toronto on July 3, 1983

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Special – Sackville Recordings – 1989

Piano – Junior Mance

Recorded in Toronto 1989

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