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Kindred
Stefon Harris, Jacky Terrasson
Kindred
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Stefon Harris is the best thing that could have happened to Jacky Terrasson, whose recent albums have suffered from post-phenom inertia. With his fleet, brimming attack on vibraphone and scalloped phrasing on marimba, Harr...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Stefon Harris, Jacky Terrasson
Title: Kindred
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 9/11/2001
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724353186821, 724353186852

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Amazon.com's Best of 2001
Stefon Harris is the best thing that could have happened to Jacky Terrasson, whose recent albums have suffered from post-phenom inertia. With his fleet, brimming attack on vibraphone and scalloped phrasing on marimba, Harris forces Terrasson to pick up his game at the piano. Kindred is full of sharp contrapuntal exchanges, bop-fueled runs and, on dramatically reworked versions of "Summertime" and "Body and Soul," harmonic adventure. Accompanied by bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Terreon Gully, the coleaders play leapfrog on a taut, time-shifting reading of Randy Weston's "Little Niles"--a perfect tune for Harris's boyish urgency. Their dashing take on Bud Powell's "John's Abbey" is equally good. Among the slower stuff, a melodically glowing but restrained reading of "Never Let Me Go" is especially affecting. Terrasson, who impetuously rode the influence of Ahmad Jamal early on, has been slow in developing his own voice, but with energized sessions like this, there's a good chance his progress will accelerate. --Lloyd Sachs

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These guys are amazing
10/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I also saw these guys live at the Iridium in NYC and they simply blew me, along with the rest of the club, away. One of the best tandems in jazz you will ever hear, they play off of each other so well with a series of collabrative and competive jams. The simple track recording keeps the raw, live feel to thier music. Just an outstanding album."
One of the best jazz discs in years!
p dizzle | augusta, georgia, USA | 12/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"the partnering of mr. harris and mr. terrasson brings back memories of blue note blowing sessions from the classic years of the 50s and 60s! these two artists are two of the more brillinat players of their generation who on their own are challenging, swinging, and fiery. together, they compliment one another's styles and create moments of musical dialog that are breathtaking. for me it is as if keith jarrett and bobby hutcherson have come together in their prime--but definitely in the unique voices of harris and terrasson. to illustrate, simply listen to "tank's tune" or "summertime". the former is an original that burns from start to finish full of surprises and twists that rivet your attention. the latter is a time-worn standard, but here sounds as fresh and as fun as when gershwin first wrote it. the rest of the album follows suit leaving the listener ready to hit the repeat button again and again. enjoy!"
Great Album
p dizzle | 12/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Saw their performance at a small venue in Santa Cruz. One of the best live jazz performance! Two talents musician with their hearts. The album is full of well planned material. Magical team work between Stefon and Jacky makes this album one of the best in 2001. Must own, don't miss."