Music: New Pop Records, Oct. 7, 1957

Earl "Fatha" Mines Solo (Fantasy LP), the first solo album in years by one of the granddaddies of the modern jazz piano. The selections—My Monday Date, Deep Forest, R. R. Blues—span much of the "Fatha's" career, starting with the late '20s, when he was jamming with Louis Armstrong in Chicago. The left hand is as bouncy and ebullient as ever; the famous "trumpet" right hand still shimmies over the keys and chops out the big, gaudy chords that have been the envy of a generation of jazz pianists.

After Glow (Carmen McRae; Decca LP)....

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