Monday, November 17, 2014

An Evening with Henry Russell (1977)

Nonesuch H-71338

Clifford Jackson, baritone
William Bolcom, piano

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), along with three other Nonesuch LPs featuring William Bolcom. They all had a "Promotion Copy" sticker, and they were all in excellent condition.

I really enjoy Bolcom's piano playing; I'll listen to any music when he is the accompanist, some I wouldn't otherwise listen to.

Bolcom is also a composer of note. His "Graceful Ghost" is a personal favorite.

The Ivy Green (Grado Blue/Paratrace; Technics SL-7, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2) 

My Heart's In The Highlands (Audio Technica 132EP, Technics SL-7, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.)


  1. Thank you for posting. This is a great, a grand album, and Clifford Jackson is marvelous. Why this has not been made into a CD is baffling. Another great song: "Woodman Spare that Tree".

  2. This a great, a grand album. Clifford Jackson is peerless. Another magnificent song is "Woodman Spare that Tree". Why this, and Bolcom's "Who Shall Rule This American Nation: The Songs of Henry Clay Work" and "Lime Jello Marshmallow" are not on CD is a mystery.

  3. Thanks for your comments. I'm pleased you like the tracks and this album.

    There are sample tracks for "Lime Jello" here:

  4. Could you pls upload the Ivy Green from this record?

    1. Sorry not to come back on you sooner! But thank you so much. It is a Charles Dickens Poem from the Pickwick Papers.

  5. Thanks for coming back and for the info.