Live at Bradley's II: The Perfect Set

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bradley's was a legendary New York City jazz club that for 25 years acted as a gathering place for many of the Big Apple's top musicians, a place to hang out. In 1996, the Kenny Barron Trio dug in before the illustrious audience and played at their best. Barron and drummer Ben Riley were members of Sphere, a quartet with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse and bassist Buster Williams that initially paid tribute to Thelonious Monk. On this trio set, "The Only One" is based on Monk's "Hackensack," Barron takes Thelonious' "Shuffle Boil" as an unaccompanied piano solo, and the threesome jams on "Well You Needn't." The other two songs, the standard "You Don't Know What Love Is" and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bradley's was a legendary New York City jazz club that for 25 years acted as a gathering place for many of the Big Apple's top musicians, a place to hang out. In 1996, the Kenny Barron Trio dug in before the illustrious audience and played at their best. Barron and drummer Ben Riley were members of Sphere, a quartet with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse and bassist Buster Williams that initially paid tribute to Thelonious Monk. On this trio set, "The Only One" is based on Monk's "Hackensack," Barron takes Thelonious' "Shuffle Boil" as an unaccompanied piano solo, and the threesome jams on "Well You Needn't." The other two songs, the standard "You Don't Know What Love Is" and Barron's "Twilight Song," are not connected to the pianist-composer but are excellent examples of the trio's close interplay and ability to think as one. Barron, bassist Ray Drummond, and Riley had already had a long history together, in groups with Bill Barron, Stan Getz, and Gary Bartz in addition to being independent. The familiarity shows, as does their desire to avoid being predictable. The results are easily recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Sunny Side
  • UPC: 016728303125
  • Catalog Number: 3031
  • Sales rank: 50,860

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Barron Primary Artist, Piano
Ray Drummond Bass
Ben Riley Drums
Technical Credits
Jean-Philippe Allard Executive Producer
Jim Anderson Engineer
Kenny Barron Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Joanne Klein Producer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Don Raye Composer
Daniel Richard Executive Producer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Russ Musto Liner Notes
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