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[Download MP3] - Kenny Drew Jr.: Passionata

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Item Number: 870561
Artist: Drew, Jr., Kenny
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In this moving tribute album to his father entitled Passionata (also available on CD), the dazzling pianist Kenny Drew Jr. plays songs his father wrote, songs his father loved and, in the title track, performs a piece that his father began to compose and which he, Kenny Drew Jr., completed after his father's death.

A member of the Mingus Big Band and a regular player alongside Stanley Turrentine, Drew displays the same brilliance with Passionata, his 11th release as a leader. The album is pure Jazz classicism. Homage is its guiding principle, and reverie abounds. The pianist, a heroic modern rhapsodist, leads a deeply melodic, rhythmically sublime trio (supplemented by a string orchestra) through the perfumed night air and mid-tempo grooves composed or favored by his late father Kenny Drew, the Bebop pianist who helped make that style today’s common Jazz language.

Along with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash, and featuring Bob Belden’s string arrangements on 4 songs, Kenny Drew, Jr.’s Passionata is a fitting tribute to a Jazz great, as well as an example of the depth and passion of Jazz music.

1. Passionata
2. Hush-a-Bye
3. Dark Beauty*
4. Dedication
5. When You Wish Upon a Star
6. Serenity*
7. Summertime
8. It Might as Well Be Spring
9. Evening in the Park*
10. Passionata*



*strings arranged by Bob Belden

Kenny Drew - piano
Peter Washington - bass
Lewis Nash - drums

with
Violins:

Laura Seaton
Mary Rowell
Uri Vodovoz
Lenny Rivlin
Paul Peabody
Hanne-Berit Hahnemann
Nancy McAlhaney
Viola:
Ron Lawrence
Cello:
Richard Locker
Thomas Ulrich
Christine Gommere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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