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VSOP77   V.S.O.P. #77
MODE 117

Bernie Nerow (piano), Max Wayne (bass), Dick Stein (drums).


  • Scratch My Bach (Benie Nerow)
  • Lullaby Of The Leaves (Petkere, Young)
  • It Might As Well Be Spring (Rodgers, Hammerstein)
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay (G. & I. Gershwin)
  • Red's Romp (Bernie Nerow)
  • There'll Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren)
  • Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
  • What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)
  • How About You (Lane, Freed)





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Recorded, July, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineer: Bones Howe
Liner Notes: Joe Quinn
Producer: Red Clyde
Cover Design: Eva Diana

Before becoming the famous cocktail pianist, Peter Nero, this Brooklyn born, classically trained Art Tatum fan was an accomplished jazz pianist. Having made his career debut in New York, performing at such venues as the Village Vanguard and the Hickory House, Bernie Nerow came West, first to Las Vegas, and then to Hollywood, where these recordings were made. While Bernie Nerow's classical training is evident throughout this recording, the influence of Art Tatum and his facility with jazz harmonies dominate his style at this point in his career. Max Wayne on bass and Dick Stein on drums round out the trio, which was a steady working group for several years prior to this recording. Their playing has the feel of seasoned musicians who have spent many hours performing together. "Scratch My Bach" and "Red's Romp" are Nerow originals and very memorable compositions. There isn't a bad moment on this recording, which speaks volumes about Mode producer Red Clyde's foresight and appreciation of fine music. This CD should be a very pleasant surprise to many ears.