Kenny Kirkland

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Keyboardist Kenny Kirkland's long-overdue debut as a leader really stretches his talents and is occasionally unpredictable. Virtually each of the performances has its own personality and the personnel and instrumentation differ throughout the release. Among the highlights is "Mr. J.C." which features some stormy Branford Marsalis tenor, an electric Latin but still boppish update of Bud Powell's "Celia" taken as a duet with percussionist Don Alias, the struttin' "Steepian Faith," a driving rendition of Ornette Coleman's "When Will the Blues Leave" that has some free bop alto from Roderick Ward, and Latin versions with percussionist Jerry Gonzalez of two standards not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Keyboardist Kenny Kirkland's long-overdue debut as a leader really stretches his talents and is occasionally unpredictable. Virtually each of the performances has its own personality and the personnel and instrumentation differ throughout the release. Among the highlights is "Mr. J.C." which features some stormy Branford Marsalis tenor, an electric Latin but still boppish update of Bud Powell's "Celia" taken as a duet with percussionist Don Alias, the struttin' "Steepian Faith," a driving rendition of Ornette Coleman's "When Will the Blues Leave" that has some free bop alto from Roderick Ward, and Latin versions with percussionist Jerry Gonzalez of two standards not normally thought of as belonging to that idiom: Wayne Shorter's "Ana Maria" and Thelonious Monk's "Criss Cross." This highly recommended CD has more than its share of brilliant moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1999
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731454303729
  • Catalog Number: 543037

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. J. C. (8:07)
  2. 2 Midnight Silence (3:33)
  3. 3 El Rey (1:34)
  4. 4 Steepian Faith (6:02)
  5. 5 Celia (6:49)
  6. 6 Chance (6:01)
  7. 7 When Will the Blues Leave (5:39)
  8. 8 Ana Maria (8:36)
  9. 9 Revelations (7:48)
  10. 10 Criss Cross (5:19)
  11. 11 Blasphemy (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Kirkland Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards
Jerry Gonzalez Percussion, Conga
Robert Hurst Bass
Don Alias Percussion, Bongos
Jeff "Tain" Watts Drums
Steve Berrios Percussion, Drums
Andy González Bass
Andrew Gonzalez Bass
Branford Marsalis Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Christian McBride Bass
Charnett Moffett Bass
Roderick Ward Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Kenny Kirkland Producer
Bud Powell Composer
Wayne Shorter Composer
Jerry Gonzalez Contributor
Robert Hurst Contributor
Jeff "Tain" Watts Contributor
Steve Berrios Contributor
Ornette Coleman Composer
Dave Grusin Producer, Executive Producer
Andy González Contributor
Ted Jensen Mastering
David Kingsley Engineer
Michael Landy Digital Editing
Branford Marsalis Contributor, Liner Notes
Delfeayo Marsalis Producer, Digital Editing
Christian McBride Contributor
Sonny Mediana Graphic Design
Charnett Moffett Contributor
Thelonious Monk Composer
Larry Rosen Producer, Executive Producer
Ricky Schultz Executive Producer
Patrick Smith Engineer
Roderick Ward Contributor
David Gibb Graphic Design
Dan Serrano Graphic Design
Andy Ruggirello Graphic Design
Hollis King Art Direction
Scott Johnson Graphic Design
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