All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 (or more) and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

346

Kenny Barron: Canta Brasil

By
Published:
Sign in to view read count
Kenny Barron: Canta Brasil If one had to choose one word to describe pianist, instrumentalist and composer Kenny Barron, it would mostly likely be ubiquitous, in not only the kind of music he plays (which is most everything in modern creative jazz), but his in performing mates as well. Over the years, he has build relationships with the group Sphere, Ron Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Yusef Lateef and, of course, the near magical association with Stan Getz in the 1980's. On this his latest release, Barron has returned to his love affair with the Brazilian genre which he first cataloged in his 1993 release Sambao. His latest CD is a series of original compositions and arrangements. Each tune, while having a distinct character of its own, a la, the hyper "Zumbi" or the airy "Bachiao", has the common element of innovation and surprise that has made Barron's work so celebrated over the last few years. He seems to have lightened an up bit since his earlier sessions in the recording studio. Now as one of the most prolific recording artists on today's scene, Barron has built up a library of recorded music matched by few of his contemporaries and which highlights the universality of his compositions. On this outing, he is joined by a group of contemporary Brazilian jazz artists musicians who, like him, have an ingrained feel for these unique rhythms and melodies. While they all make important contributions, prominent among them is Anne Drummond's light as a feather flute which is instrumental in establishing that ambience of buoyancy Barron has established for each of these tracks.

There are several web sites about Barron, which can easily be identified by a Google search.


Track Listing: Zumbi; Clouds; Paraty; Until Then; Bachiao; Thoughts and Dreams; Dona Maria; This One*

Personnel: Kenny Barron - Piano/Composer/Arranger; Nilson Matta - Bass; Duduka da Fonseca - Drums; Romero Lubambo - Acoustic Guitar; Anne Drummond - Flute; Valtinho - Percussion; Maucha Adnet - Vocals*

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Sunnyside Records | Style: Latin/World


Shop For Jazz

Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Profiles
Read more articles
Art of Conversation
Art of Conversation
Impulse!
2014
buy
Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights
Kenny Barron & The...
Sunnyside Records
2013
buy
The Traveler
The Traveler
Sunnyside Records
2008
buy
Images
Images
Sunnyside Records
2005
buy
The Perfect Set: Live at Bradley's II
The Perfect Set: Live...
Sunnyside Records
2005
buy
Live at Bradley's
Live at Bradley's
Sunnyside Records
2004
buy
Bill Evans Bill Evans
piano
Hank Jones Hank Jones
piano
Cedar Walton Cedar Walton
piano
Chick Corea Chick Corea
piano
Stan Getz Stan Getz
sax, tenor
McCoy Tyner McCoy Tyner
piano
Red Garland Red Garland
piano
Bud Powell Bud Powell
piano
Wynton Kelly Wynton Kelly
piano

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.