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Benny Green, now 48, is entering his middle years. Early on he was hailed as a budding master; today he has fully blossomed into one of the jazz world's finest pianists. Equally comfortable with a fast-paced piece and or a sensitive ballad, he is a go-to guy for sessions as back-up or leader. His last recordings were as a co-leader, in duo with guitarist Russell Malone
's moody ballad, "Born to Be Blue," with its palpably nourish, after-hours feel, as well as Green's complex arrangement of Drew's "Cool Green," which admirably shows off both Washingtons.
Kenny Washington's often furious, at times subtle drumming drives all the set, supported by Peter Washington's always inventive bass work. Source suggests that Green should not wait another 10 years before recording another trio session.
Track Listing: Blue Minor; Way 'Cross Town; I Waited For You; Liitle T; Cool Green; Tempus Fugit; Park Avenue Petite; Chant; Born to be Blue; Opus de funk
Personnel: Benny Green: piano; Peter Washington: bass; Kenny Washington: drums.