Plays Standards

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Veteran jazz pianist Steve Kuhn has proved to be a popular artist in Japan, recording a series of CDs for the Japanese label Venus. On these 2006 sessions, Kuhn is joined by bassist Buster Williams and drummer Al Foster, two artists who also have extensive résumés. While the CD is titled Plays Standards, Kuhn doesn't stick exclusively to well-known works. In addition to Victor Young's widely recognized "Beautiful Love" (a favorite of pianist Bill Evans), the pianist offers a seductive take of the composer's "Golden Earrings" and a lighthearted, breezy setting of "Love Letters" as well. Kuhn's intense workout of "Alone Together" includes an amusing detour into Thelonious ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Veteran jazz pianist Steve Kuhn has proved to be a popular artist in Japan, recording a series of CDs for the Japanese label Venus. On these 2006 sessions, Kuhn is joined by bassist Buster Williams and drummer Al Foster, two artists who also have extensive résumés. While the CD is titled Plays Standards, Kuhn doesn't stick exclusively to well-known works. In addition to Victor Young's widely recognized "Beautiful Love" (a favorite of pianist Bill Evans), the pianist offers a seductive take of the composer's "Golden Earrings" and a lighthearted, breezy setting of "Love Letters" as well. Kuhn's intense workout of "Alone Together" includes an amusing detour into Thelonious Monk's "Locomotive," while his revamping of "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" disguises the tune rather well. Kuhn also revisits his original "Oceans in the Sky," a brilliant piece evocative of a coming storm. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/2009
  • Label: Tokuma Japan Comm.
  • EAN: 4988008078619
  • Catalog Number: 19190

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alone Together - Steve Kuhn Trio (7:21)
  2. 2 Golden Earrings - Steve Kuhn Trio (5:36)
  3. 3 I Wish I Knew - Steve Kuhn Trio (6:04)
  4. 4 Left Alone - Steve Kuhn Trio (4:12)
  5. 5 Blue Bossa - Steve Kuhn Trio (6:30)
  6. 6 Nature Boy - Steve Kuhn Trio (6:39)
  7. 7 Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - Steve Kuhn Trio (6:37)
  8. 8 You Leave Me Breathless - Steve Kuhn Trio (5:25)
  9. 9 Oceans in the Sky - Steve Kuhn Trio (6:23)
  10. 10 I See Your Face Before Me - Steve Kuhn Trio (5:33)
  11. 11 Love Letters - Steve Kuhn Trio (6:55)
  12. 12 Beautiful Love - Steve Kuhn Trio (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Kuhn Primary Artist, Piano
Al Foster Drums
Buster Williams Bass
Technical Credits
Todd Barkan Producer
Katherine Miller Engineer
Tetsuo Hara Producer, Mastering
Shuji Kitamura Mastering
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