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Interplay – Kenny Barron and Mark Sherman

InterplayKenny Barron and Mark Sherman  is Awesome*****

Last year pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland released the terrific album The Art of Conversation. In 2015 Kenny Barron returns to the duet setting, that he has visited nine times through the years. This time Kenny has teamed up with vibraphonist Mark Sherman. The album is titled Interplay and their interplay results in another terrific album and one the I know will be in my music rotation for a long while!! What can I say I love vibes and piano, well, when it’s Kenny Barron’s fingers tickling those ivories there’s not many who are better!!

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“Into the Morning” with Kenny Barron and Dave Holland – “Billie’s Bounce”

So over the last few days, I have listened to the new album from Kenny Barron and Dave Holland The Art of Conversation and I will try to write about it tomorrow. But for now let’s go “into the morning” with a video of Kenny and Dave performing “Billie’s Bounce” and for folks like me, here’s a little about the song… from Wikipedia…

“Billie’s Bounce” (also known as “Bill’s Bounce”) is a jazz composition written in 1945 by Charlie Parker in the form of a 12 bar F blues. It was dedicated to Billy Shaw by the Yardbird. The original recording by Charlie Parker and His Re-Boppers was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.[1] Copyright 1945 by Atlantic Music Corp. Copyright renewed and assigned 1973 to Atlantic Music Corp.

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“Into the Morning” with Kenny Barron and Dave Holland Part 1 – “Billie’s Bounce”

Kenny Barron Dave HollandSo over the last few days, I have listened to the new album from Kenny Barron and Dave Holland The Art of Conversation and I will try to write about it tomorrow. But for now let’s go “into the morning” with a video of Kenny and Dave performing “Billie’s Bounce” and for folks like me, here’s a little about the song… from Wikipedia…

“Billie’s Bounce” (also known as “Bill’s Bounce”) is a jazz composition written in 1945 by Charlie Parker in the form of a 12 bar F blues. It was dedicated to Billy Shaw by the Yardbird. The original recording by Charlie Parker and His Re-Boppers was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.[1] Copyright 1945 by Atlantic Music Corp. Copyright renewed and assigned 1973 to Atlantic Music Corp.

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Exploring the Latest Release from Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio – We’re Back

We're BackTo create the latest release from Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio,  you start with drummer Gerry Gibbs, son of vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. Then you add some bass from legendary bassist Ron Carter, and finally you let pianist Kenny Barron loose to weave his way  in and around the deep grooves laid down by his mates. You then mix in some fantastic covers of some big hits from the 60s and 70s, and when it all comes together you call it We’re Back, the latest release form Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio! Their first album was self-titled and released about a year ago and spent a number of weeks atop the JazzWeek Charts, their lastet release We’re Back, hit the shelves in September and has been number 1 on the JazzWeek Chart for the last six weeks!!

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