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Right on Time

Harold Mabern

Harold Mabern RIGHT ON TIME_Cover 2023


Dance With Me
Seven Steps to Heaven
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
My Favorite Things
To You
Edward Lee
Making Our Dreams Come True
Blues for Frank ‘n’ Paul ‘n’ All
The Nearness of You

About The Album

“Harold’s song selection on [RIGHT ON TIME] is as varied as his life’s experience.”
— John Sunier, Audiophile Audition, May 5, 2014

“RIGHT ON TIME reveals his knack for discovering material way off the jazz path.”
— Mike Shanley, JazzTimes, August 15, 2014

‘RIGHT ON TIME allows one to put themselves up front, where all the action is, for a stellar recital by one of jazz music’s most esteemed elder statesmen.”
— C. Andrew Hovan, All About Jazz, March 5, 2014

#1 on JazzWeek Radio Chart (4 Weeks); #12 for 2014


Any day that you get to hear jazz pianist Harold Mabern is a great day, and with RIGHT ON TIME, you get two of those days with his superb trio distilled on one record.

Recorded during Mabern’s 77th birthday celebration at Smoke Jazz Club, the spirited energy on these tracks is unmistakable. Mabern and his trio–bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth–deliver a stylistically sweeping program of repertoire from classic blues and swinging standards to tender ballads and modal tempests. This album is dedicated to another Memphis, Tennessee piano giant and Mabern’s idol, Phineas Newborn, Jr., and it is an important addition to Mabern’s discography.


Joe Farnsworth and John Webber

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