By Simon Sweetman, Off The Tracks
Harold Mabern, one of the great post-bop pianists, played soulful Memphis-blues and R’n’B-drenched jazz piano. He died, aged 83, in late 2019. There are over a dozen albums you can hear with him leading a band and he was a sideman on records by the likes of Art Farmer, Archie Shepp and Wes Montgomery (and that’s just a small selection of names). Read more here.