Saturday Night Function
Jazz pianist Junior Mance made his first recording at age 19 in 1947 with Gene Ammons. Two years later he recorded with Lester Young and the following year with Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons. In '53 Mance was the house pianist at Chicago's Beehive where he accompanied many greats including Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins.Mance made his first album as leader in '59 for Verve and hasn't stopped since. He now has over 50 albums as leader, the latest on his own JunGlo label from 2012 when he was 83 years young. Jubilationis from a 1994 solo piano concert in Toronto.66 minutes includes "Autumn Leaves", "Georgia On My Mind", St.Louis Blues", "Birks Works", "Lover Man"and 10 more.