Kenny Barron Trio - Live At Bradley's (1996)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Kenny Barron Trio
Title Live At Bradley's
Length 65:50 Discs: 1 Tracks: 5
Format HQ 192+ kbps Packaging Jewel Case
Label Sunnyside Cat. Number 3002
Style Post-Bop Rating
Recorded live kwiecień 1996  in  Greenwich Village
Comment nietrywialny nieagresywny fortepian
Musicians Credits
Kenny Barron piano
Ray Drummond bass
Ben Riley drums
Engineer Jim Anderson
Mastering Allan Tucker
Track list
Everybody Loves My Baby, But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me 15:27
Solar 11:26
Blue Moon 09:44
Alter Ego 13:23
Canadian Sunset 15:50
AMG Review by Judith Schlesinger (4):
This CD was recorded live at the Greenwich Village bar that, for 25 years, showcased the best jazz pianists in the world. The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate, the audience hip and respectful; this collection reflects that history as it reveals three veteran masters at their best. Here are extended explorations of five varied tunes, featuring the elegant fluidity of Kenny Barron's piano, the fat sound and ever-swinging pulse of Ray Drummond's bass, and the superb intricacy of Ben Riley on drums. The session opens with Exhibit A of how to sustain 15 minutes of eager interest in a simple Tin Pan Alley ditty, "Everybody Loves My Baby." This is followed by a bebop burner on Miles Davis' "Solar," a beautiful "Blue Moon," and a silken take on James Williams' haunting "Alter Ego." The longest track is that old warhorse "Canadian Sunset," where Barron's graceful touch and playfulness — and the trio's mutual inspiration — completely banish the usual cowpoke plodding associated with this tune and really make it kick. This is an excellent CD full of serenely joyful energy, and it reveals new layers of delight with each spin.