The Traveler

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
These 2007 sessions by Kenny Barron are a bit unusual, as he works with several different groups, playing mostly originals. His trio with bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Francisco Mela are present on eight of the CD's ten tracks, including one trio feature, the light-hearted "The First Year," penned by Alex Nguyen. The masterful soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson is added on three numbers, including the intricate post-bop vehicle "The Traveler," the driving "Speed Trap," and the lovely impressionistic ballad "Illusion." African guitarist Lionel Loueke is Barron's sole partner for the avant-gardish "Duet," while also adding flavor to Barron's engaging "Calypso." There are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
These 2007 sessions by Kenny Barron are a bit unusual, as he works with several different groups, playing mostly originals. His trio with bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Francisco Mela are present on eight of the CD's ten tracks, including one trio feature, the light-hearted "The First Year," penned by Alex Nguyen. The masterful soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson is added on three numbers, including the intricate post-bop vehicle "The Traveler," the driving "Speed Trap," and the lovely impressionistic ballad "Illusion." African guitarist Lionel Loueke is Barron's sole partner for the avant-gardish "Duet," while also adding flavor to Barron's engaging "Calypso." There are several vocal features. "Phantoms" begins with a distinctively African flavor, with Loueke adding an uncredited vocal and simulating an African thumb piano on his guitar; then Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition winner Gretchen Parlato takes over, adding her haunting vocals. Veteran drummer Grady Tate has occasionally sung during his career and he adds warmth to Barron's ballad "Um Beijo." Ann Hampton Callaway is more of a cabaret singer, though she proves effective in Barron's dreamy ballad "Clouds." The pianist has Eubie Blake's "Memories of You" all to himself, sounding as if he is playing for his own enjoyment at home in a humorous arrangement that would have likely pleased its composer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Sunny Side
  • UPC: 016728307925
  • Catalog Number: 3079
  • Sales rank: 266,220

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Traveler (7:07)
  2. 2 Clouds (7:03)
  3. 3 Spped Trap (7:38)
  4. 4 Um Beijo (6:12)
  5. 5 The First Year (6:15)
  6. 6 Illusion (6:31)
  7. 7 Duet (6:19)
  8. 8 Phantoms (9:14)
  9. 9 Calypso (6:40)
  10. 10 Memories of You (5:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Barron Primary Artist, Piano
Grady Tate Vocals
Ann Hampton Callaway Vocals
Kiyoshi Kitagawa Bass
Gretchen Parlato Vocals
Lionel Loueke Guitar
Francisco Mela Drums
Technical Credits
Jim Anderson Engineer
Kenny Barron Arranger, Composer, Producer
Daniel Richard Executive Producer
Alan Silverman Mastering
Alain Frappier Graphic Design
Janice Jarrett Composer
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