This recording features the original musical compositions and lyrics of pianist Leslie Maclean. These tunes have been written over the last several decades, and they reflect the depth that time and experience brings. Written in a classic jazz style, these tracks would have been considered mainstream in the 1960s. Now, there are very few artists writing in this style. Which all makes this a very special, new offering of classic sounding tunes.
Molly Hammer’s vocal prowess is well established and legendary in Kansas City. Her complete command of these tunes takes the listener on a wonderful ride. Recorded live at Kansas City’s Black Dolphin after a run of gigs at Green Lady Lounge playing and mastering this material, this recording is the real deal.
1. I Like a Little Romance in My Life 2:45
2. Let’s Let it Happen 2:47
3. Big City Blues 4:10
4. You Won’t be Coming Home Tonight 3:32
5. Flying 3:13
6. What Do I Remember? 5:09
7. That’s Time Enough (Instrumental) 4:08
8. Two Nobodies from Nowhere (Instrumental) 5:03
All music and lyrics by Leslie Maclean
Molly Hammer, Vocals
Leslie Maclean, Piano
Jerry Pollock, Drums
Tim Brewer, Bass
Jerry Pollock plays Bosphorus cymbals exclusively, and is proud to endorse Canopus hardware, drums and vintage snares
Produced by Ken Lovern
Executive Producer John Scott
Layout by John Scott
Recorded by Andrew Wilson and Ethan Erisman
Mixed and Mastered by Robert Rebeck
Photos by James Symmonds (Molly) and Brian Turner (Leslie)
Recorded live at Black Dolphin on Sunday, March 24, 2019
Thanks to all the LMT followers for supporting our music by coming to hear us play, being interested in our progress, and buying our first CD. “That’s Time Enough” is affectionately dedicated to you. Thanks to our listeners for taking time enough to hear and, hopefully, enjoy this album as much as we enjoyed creating it.
A very special “Thank You” to bassist Bob Bowman, a truly fine musician who not only played the charts but added his own inspired touches as well.
1. A Night in Tunisia 5:34 2. A Child Is Born 4:45
Dizzy Gillespie Thad Jones
3. Billie’s Bounce 3:27 4. Chichen-Itza 5:38
Charlie Parker Leslie Maclean, KippieJosh Jazz (ASCAP)
TO OZ? TO OZ! (Medley) 17:27
E.Y. Harburg/Harold Arlen
5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow 4:28
6. We’re Off to See the Wizard 4:12
7. If I Only Had a Brain 3:22
8. Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead 5:25
9. Poinciana 6:08 10. Roll in the Hay 2:46
Buddy Bernier/Nat Simon Leslie Maclean, KippieJosh Jazz (ASCAP)
11. I Loves You, Porgy 5:38 12. That’s Time Enough 3:31
Ira Gershwin/George Gershwin Leslie Maclean, KippieJosh Jazz (ASCAP)
Leslie Maclean, piano
Bob Bowman, bass
Jerry Pollock, drums and percussion
All arrangements by Leslie Maclean. Percussion arrangements by Leslie Maclean and Jerry Pollock.
Executive Producers-Leslie Maclean and Jerry Pollock
Recorded at SoundTrek Studios, Kansas City, MO May 10-11, 2004 Engineer: Ron Ubel
Mixed by Leslie Maclean, Jerry Pollock, and Ron Ubel June 9-10, 2004.
Mastered by Craig Rettmer June 11, 2004