Secrets of Rodney Kendrick

The Secrets of Rodney Kendrick

by Rodney Kendrick
     
 
A member of vocalist Abbey Lincoln's group at the time of this recording, this is pianist Rodney Kendrick's debut as a leader. For this recording he has gathered several musical contemporaries playing in various combinations for a varied program of nine selections, including four written by Kendrick and two written by pianist Randy

Overview

A member of vocalist Abbey Lincoln's group at the time of this recording, this is pianist Rodney Kendrick's debut as a leader. For this recording he has gathered several musical contemporaries playing in various combinations for a varied program of nine selections, including four written by Kendrick and two written by pianist Randy Weston, the African percussion-driven "Ganawa in Paris" and a beautiful trio reading of "Berkshire Blues." In addition to Weston, Thelonius Monk seems to be Kendrick's other primary influence, as heard in his solos throughout this recording and his playful introduction to Miles Davis' "Dig," a medium swinger based on "Sweet Georgia Brown" that features excellent contributions from alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Garrett and Hargrove also contribute mightily to Kendrick's "Slide the World Into Place" and "Slick Exit," while cornetist Graham Haynes and tenor saxophonist Houston Person show their stuff on Kendrick and Tarus Mateen's "The New World Is Ordered" and Tyler Mitchell's "Takin' It With Me." This is a very promising debut from an up-and-coming pianist.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/1994
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451755828
catalogNumber:
517558

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodney Kendrick   Primary Artist,Piano
Roy Hargrove   Trumpet
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Graham Haynes   Cornet
Big Black   Percussion
Taru Alexander   Drums
Kenny Garrett   Alto Saxophone
Tarus Mateen   Bass
Chi Sharp   Percussion
Aaron Walker   Percussion

Technical Credits

Jean-Philippe Allard   Producer
Rodney Kendrick   Arranger
Doug McKean   Contributor,Digital Mixing Assistant,Assistant Digital Engineer
Chris Maguire   Contributor
Ben Mundy   Contributor
Yannick Seite   Liner Notes

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