First official release (in mono, as it was originally recorded) of this excellent session produced in 1961 by Fred Norsworthy for the short-lived Jazz Line label. Unfortunately the label folded before this session’s release. The LP was unavailable until Fontana put it out in 1966: Fontana UK in mono, and Fontana Netherlands in stereo. The LP was not released in the US until 1970, when it was “electronically remastered” for stereo on Prestige as Duke Pearson, Dedication (PRST 7729).
Recording Date: New York City 2nd August 1961
Freddie spelt Freddy on the front and back of the sleeve, and on the spine, but not on the labels or the sleeve notes.