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Passionata
Kenny Drew;Jr.;Peter Washington;Lewis Nash
Passionata
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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In this moving CD tribute to his father entitled Passionata (also available as an MP3 download), the dazzling pianist Kenny Drew Jr. plays songs his father wrote, songs his father loved and, in the title track, performs a ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kenny Drew;Jr.;Peter Washington;Lewis Nash
Title: Passionata
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arkadia Jazz
Original Release Date: 1/16/1998
Release Date: 1/16/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602267056129

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In this moving CD tribute to his father entitled Passionata (also available as an MP3 download), 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.

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03/16/1999
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