Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron - Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Ten (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 12, 2017
Kenny Barron - Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Ten (1991)

Kenny Barron - Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Ten (1991)
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Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4466 | Time: 01:03:24

Producing a darker tone from the Maybeck Yamaha piano than do some other participants in the series, Kenny Barron gets a chance to flaunt a wider range of his influences than he usually does in a group format. Barron opens with a stride-ish "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," which sports a few minor fluffs (this is live, folks), and then explores a number of diverse styles under the bop umbrella. Barron's "Bud-Like" has reminiscences of "Un Poco Loco," built on an ostinato bass pattern most of the way, with a witty "Bemsha Swing." As usual with Maybeck, the sound of the hall's bright, brittle Yamaha piano is brilliantly captured.
The Jimmy Owens - Kenny Barron Quintet - You Had Better Listen (1967) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6170 rel 2001}

The Jimmy Owens - Kenny Barron Quintet - You Had Better Listen (1967) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6170 rel 2001}
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© 1967, 2001 Atlantic / Collectables | COL-CD-6170
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Piano

Kenny Barron and Jimmy Owens' first recording was a solid debut. The exciting title cut, "You Had Better Listen," composed by Jimmy Owens, is good, basic, uptempo jazz, nothing fancy, no frills. The Jimmy Owens-Kenny Barron Quintet doesn't condescend like some jazz artists tend to do; casuals can groove, relate, nod their heads in approval and feel righteous about it. Owens plays some beautiful trumpet scales, while Barron keeps busy banging chord progressions. The other members of the quintet are Benny Maupin (tenor sax, flute), Chris White (bass), Freddie Waits (drums on tracks one, two and four), and Rudy Collins (drums on tracks three through five).
Kenny Barron - Other Places (1993) {Verve-Gitanes Jazz 519 699 - 2}

Kenny Barron - Other Places (1993) {Verve-Gitanes Jazz 519 699 - 2}
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© 1993 Verve / Phonogram/PolyGram / Gitanes Jazz | 519 699 - 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

In the 1990s, Kenny Barron was finally recognized as one of jazz's top pianists, recording a series of top-notch and consistently inventive releases. This CD has seven of Barron's originals in which he is teamed with Ralph Moore (tenor and soprano), vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Victor Lewis, and sometimes percussionist Mino Cinelu. These fine performances help to define the modern mainstream of the period. In addition, there are a pair of standards ("For Heaven's Sake" and a lengthy version of "I Should Care") that are played as sensitive duets with Reid. Excellent and often exquisite music.

Kenny Barron - A Table for Two (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at June 27, 2017
Kenny Barron - A Table for Two (2004)

Kenny Barron - A Table for Two (2004)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 63:17 min | 187 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Post-Bop, Easy Listening | Label: Menus and Music Productions

Tender, lyrical jazz by the Kenny Barron Ensemble sets the tempo for relaxed dining. The music will make you want to dance in your kitchen, or at least after dinner!

Kenny Barron - Sambao (1992)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 23, 2017
Kenny Barron - Sambao (1992)

Kenny Barron - Sambao (1992)
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Jazz, Post Bop, Latin | Gitanes Jazz / Verve Records #314 514 472-2

Sambao is Kenny Barron's tribute to Brazilian music done his way. These original compositions by the peerless pianist combine jazz and samba in a modernistic way, with no copying of tunes from the master Antonio Carlos Jobim, and no hint of the populist Stan Getz approach due to the lack of a lead instrument, save Barron's attractive and inventive piano. He's accompanied by heavyweights of the Rio-cum-New York City scene, including guitarist Toninho Horta, bassist Nico Assumpção, and French-born percussionist Mino Cinelu. Barron's (and most people's) favorite jazz drummer Victor Lewis is included, reinforcing the rhythms expertly as usual…

Kenny Barron Quartet - Invitation (1991)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 22, 2017
Kenny Barron Quartet - Invitation (1991)

Kenny Barron Quartet - Invitation (1991)
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Jazz, Post-Bop | Criss Cross Jazz #CRISS 1044 CD

Kenny Barron has been a respected jazz pianist since the early '60s, but it wasn't until the mid-'70s that he began coming into his own as a composer; deftly working complex time signatures and mercurial melodies into seamlessly swinging numbers, agile sambas, and lovely ballads. Fifteen years on, Invitation finds Barron in full maturity as a writer and in the sympathetic company of tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, bassist David Williams, and drummer Lewis Nash. Barron's democratic pen runs the gamut here as he distills Monk's angular jubilance on "And Then Again," produces one of his most beautiful ballads in "Dewdrop," and works a fine bossa nova groove on "Joanne Julia"…

Kenny Barron - Sunset To Dawn (1973) {1990, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 21, 2017
Kenny Barron - Sunset To Dawn (1973) {1990, Reissue}

Kenny Barron - Sunset To Dawn (1973) {1990, Reissue}
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Jazz, Post-Bop | Muse Records #MCD 6014

Kenny Barron could easily go unidentified if some of the selections on this LP were played for a listener during a "blindfold test" – he sounds quite unrecognizable on the three numbers on which he plays electric piano. Barron, who is joined by electric bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Freddie Waits, and the colorful percussion of both Richard Landrum and Warren Smith on his five originals and one by Waits, utilizes electricity with intelligence and creativity. His songs are moody and complex yet somewhat accessible and this underrated set would certainly surprise some of his current fans. Barron is the main soloist on every selection while Landrum and Smith's versatile colors add a lot to the unusual session's value.

Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 22, 2017
Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}

Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}
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© 1986, 2008 ENJA Records | ENJA 24bit Master Edition | ENJ-2142 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Although brief at just over 42 minutes long, this is a satisfying effort from pianist Kenny Barron. His second Enja release documents a quintet consisting of trumpeter Wallace Roney, tenor saxophonist John Stubblefield, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Victor Lewis. The entire quintet is showcased on four Barron originals, the haunting melody of "Phantoms," the freebop of the title track, the relaxed swing of "Voyage," and the lovely waltz "Lullabye."

Kenny Barron - Flight Path (2015) {Candid}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 15, 2016
Kenny Barron - Flight Path (2015) {Candid}

Kenny Barron - Flight Path (2015) {Candid}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The cultured piano style of Kenny Barron has graced many albums in the last half century. He is an easy swinger deeply admired for his nonpareil musicianship and innate sensitivity to the needs of his musical companions of the moment. Born in 1943 he was gigging with Philly Joe Jones at sixteen and soon playing in a band with his tenor saxist brother Bill. In 1962 he was hired by Dizzy Gillespie and the five year stint he had with Dizzy established him firmly on the jazz scene throughout the world.

Kenny Barron Trio - Minor Blues (2009) {Venus Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 27, 2016
Kenny Barron Trio - Minor Blues (2009) {Venus Japan}

Kenny Barron Trio - Minor Blues (2009) {Venus Japan}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Kenny Barron was honored as an NEA Jazz Master on January 12, 2010, and it was a recognition that was due. Since entering the jazz scene in the early '60s, he has made his mark as a sideman (especially with Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz), solo pianist, leader, and composer. These 2009 sessions pair him with frequent collaborator Ben Riley and fellow veteran George Mraz on bass.