(June 8, 2015): Hazel Scott – Like Someone To Love

From the 1955 album, Relaxed Piano Moods.   Charles Mingus and Max Roach singed Hazel Scott to record for their independent label, Debut, in 1954.  They brought on Rudy Van Gelder to record this album with Scott in New York in January 1955.  Scott was a prodigy.  She went to Juilliard at eight,  toured the world playing classical piano, had her own radio show in 1936 and appeared on Broadway in 1938.  She fused jazz and classical music and was in five films during the ’40s, including “Rhapsody in Blue.”  She even had her own television show, “The Hazel Scott Show” in 1950.

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