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Louis Stewart, Noel Kelehan

Some Other Blues

Livia Records
Release Date: May 26, 2023

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I Remember You
1 Yesterdays - (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) 6:05  
2 You Stepped Out Of A Dream - (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) 3:31  
3 I Only Have Time To Say I Love You - (Noel Kelehan) 5:05  
4 Minority - (Gigi Gryce) 5:08  
5 I'll Remember April - (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) 5:39  
6 If You Could See Me Now - (Tadd Dameron) 5:40  
7 Some Other Blues - (John Coltrane) 2:40  
8 Sometime Ago- (Sergio Mihanovich) 4:37  
9 Singin' In The Rain- (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) 5:32  
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The previously unreleased ‘SOME OTHER BLUES’ is regarded as a Holy Grail of Irish Jazz as it’s the only known studio recording of Louis Stewart and Noel Kelehan(pronounce “keel-a-han"). While Stewart was a local hero and internationally renowned guitarist, Kelehan was not well known as a jazz pianist outside of Ireland due to his TV-based composing, arranging and conducting, even though jazz was his first love.

Here we find Louis and Noel, two giants of Irish jazz, in the kind of electrifying form that thrilled Irish jazz audiences in the 1960s, and 70s, in a programme of duets that scale the heights of swing, virtuosity, and interplay.

Guitar and piano duet albums are uncommon in jazz, with Bill Evans and Jim Hall’s probably the best known. As Louis and Noel were huge admirers of both, they may well have been an inspiration for ‘SOME OTHER BLUES’.

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