Harold Mabern – To Love and Be Loved CD


1. To Love and Be Loved
2. If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You
3. The Gigolo
4. Inner Glimpse
5. My Funny Valentine
6. The Iron Man
7. So What
8. I Get a Kick Out of You
9. Dat Dere (solo piano)
10. Hittin’ the Jug

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8-panel Digipak Album

On TO LOVE AND BE LOVED, Harold Mabern is joined by a multigenerational band that brings together one of his legendary peers with some of his most acclaimed former students—all of whom play with the same love and respect that Mabern has shared with them over the years.

TO LOVE AND BE LOVED reunites Mabern with drumming legend Jimmy Cobb. They first worked together in Miles Davis’s band during a brief but memorable stint in 1963! The rhythm section is completed by the impeccably swinging bassist Nat Reeves, while the frontline features Mabern’s prize student and frequent collaborator Eric Alexander on
tenor saxophone and, on three tracks, another Mabern protégé, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix. Master percussionist Cyro Baptista completes the line-up with a performance on the opening track.

In discussing his reimaging of classic tunes and the inspiration for the album, Mabern quotes an unlikely mentor for a jazz musician: Albert Einstein. The famed physicist once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there
ever will be to know and understand.” Mabern took that message to heart, letting his own imagination run free on TO LOVE AND BE LOVED.

released August 25, 2017

Harold Mabern – piano
Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone
Nat Reeves – bass
Jimmy Cobb – drums
Freddie Hendrix – trumpet (tracks 3, 4 & 7)
Cyro Baptista – percussion (track 1)

Recorded Live April 17, 2017
at Sear Sound Studio C, NYC

Produced by Paul Stache
Associate Producer: Damon Smith
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Chris Allen
Studio Assistant: Jeff CItron
Cover photography by Jimmy Katz
Inside photography by Gulnara Khamatova
Liner Notes by David R. Adler
Design by Damon Smith & Paul Stache

Eric Alexander appears courtesy of High Note Records

Executive Producers: Frank Christopher & Paul Stache

Weight 0.33 lbs