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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Although Kenny Drew, Jr. is the son of the well-known jazz pianist Kenny Drew, he approaches the piano from a far different perspective. Steeped in modern, more linear influences like Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett, the younger Drew is one of the top players of his generation, though many jazz fans might not be aware of him, since most of his recordings have been made in Europe and Japan, including this TCB release. Featuring bassist Lynn Seaton and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith, the trio tackles a wide range of material with enthusiasm. His reworking of Steve Swallow's swirling "Falling Grace" transforms it into an intense post-bop vehicle. His spacious ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Although Kenny Drew, Jr. is the son of the well-known jazz pianist Kenny Drew, he approaches the piano from a far different perspective. Steeped in modern, more linear influences like Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett, the younger Drew is one of the top players of his generation, though many jazz fans might not be aware of him, since most of his recordings have been made in Europe and Japan, including this TCB release. Featuring bassist Lynn Seaton and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith, the trio tackles a wide range of material with enthusiasm. His reworking of Steve Swallow's swirling "Falling Grace" transforms it into an intense post-bop vehicle. His spacious arrangement of Vince Guaraldi's "Great Pumpkin Waltz" begins with a lush solo and displays his solid background in classical piano studies. Charles Mingus' "O.P." a tribute to bassist Oscar Pettiford is scored as an intense Latin-flavored bop chart, featuring Smith's powerful percussion. Drew's playful take of Corea's "Mirror Mirror" is a masterpiece. His elegant treatment of his father's sumptuous ballad "Images" showcases Seaton's warm arco bass, while the senior Drew's "Only You" is a gorgeous piano solo. The leader also contributed two valuable originals. The lighthearted "Nelson Avenue Morning" and both takes of his thunderous "Serial Blues" indicate that the apple did not fall far from the tree in terms of musical talent, even though Kenny Drew, Jr. had little contact with his father during his formative years as a musician. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/1998
  • Label: Tcb Music
  • UPC: 723723396129
  • Catalog Number: 98502
  • Sales rank: 212,874

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Falling Grace (6:54)
  2. 2 Serial Blues (5:40)
  3. 3 Great Pumpkin Waltz (6:25)
  4. 4 Secreto (7:03)
  5. 5 O.P. (5:26)
  6. 6 Nelson Avenue Morning (7:39)
  7. 7 Only You (3:53)
  8. 8 Mirror Mirror (6:35)
  9. 9 Images (6:00)
  10. 10 Serial Blues (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Drew Jr. Primary Artist, Piano
Marvin "Smitty" Smith Drums
Lynn Seaton Bass
Kenny Drew, Jr. Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Kenny Drew Jr. Arranger
Joe Marciano Engineer
Bret Primack Liner Notes
Allan Tucker Mastering
Peter Schmidlin Executive Producer
Aleardo G. Buzzi Producer, Liner Notes
Gigi Schmid-Huetiger Graphic Design
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