COUNTING BEATS

Reviews and Recommended Jazz by Nick Bewsey

Tag: Kenny Barron

JIMMY GREENE, BEAUTIFUL LIFE

A TOP RECORDING OF 2015. A WRTI RECOMMENDED CD. The first sound you hear on Beautiful Life is a home recording of Ana Marquez-Greene singing “Saludos” at a Christmas celebration in Puerto Rico with her mother, Nelba, and her father, Jimmy, playing saxophone in the background, a year before her death at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She was 6 years old. That brief moment flows into a ravishing duet between the saxophonist and guitarist Pat Metheny that makes the beginning a musical celebration of the life of Ana. Read the full review at www.wrti.org

KENNY BARRON & DAVE HOLLAND, THE ART OF CONVERSATION

A TOP JAZZ RECORD OF 2014 and WRTI CD RECOMMENDATION.

Two superior musicians, pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland, have a beguiling rapport on The Art Of Conversation, a lively and hauntingly beautiful duo recording that elicits not only good feeling and intimate swing, but also a profound, seemingly effortless grasp of why melody and rhythm matter. It also makes for a fun listen. Read the complete review at www.wrti.org

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