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Kenny Drew Jr. v. Dad

Kenny Drew Jr. v. Dad

Little is known about Kenny Drew Jr., one of jazz's finest pianists in the post-1960s era. Drew Jr. was the son of Kenny Drew, a superb bebop pianist who recorded with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and Miles Davis, among others. He also was on John Coltrane's Blue Trane, Sonny Rollins's Tour de Force and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jack Wilkins: Playing What He's Preaching

Read "Jack Wilkins: Playing What He's Preaching" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum

Some time in 1975 a box of records from the Mainstream label was dropped by my front door. I picked it up and began to open it with a mix of excitement and dread of having to face writing more record reviews. I saw an LP titled Windows with an unfamiliar cast of characters and put ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ralph Bowen: The Power Play

Read "Ralph Bowen: The Power Play" reviewed by Diana Kondrashin

[Editor's Note: A shorter version of this interview was originally published at Jazz.Ru. It has been translated and expanded exclusively for All About Jazz.]

Ralph Bowen was born in Canada but he has pursued a jazz career in the United States for over 20 years, as tenor saxophonist, composer and arranger. He strikes neatly with ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Kenny Drew Jr. At Venice Fl Art Center October 19

Kenny Drew Jr. At Venice Fl Art Center October 19

Internationally-known jazz pianist Kenny Drew Jr. will appear with Bruce Wallace and Tom Carabasi at the Venice Art Center Friday, October 19th from 2 to 4 PM in a concert presented by the South County Jazz Club. Drew, who is equally at home in the jazz and classical realms, is known for his hard-swinging bluesy sound ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Georg Breinschmid: Brein's World

Read "Brein's World" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Austrian bassist/composer Georg Breinschmid is a rare phenomenon who continues to amaze, not simply with his outstanding virtuosity, but with his acute sense of American blues and jazz music. If that sounds like an unlikely mouthful, it is, because the facts far outweigh the fantasy. He has sat in with Archie Shepp, the late Charlie Mariano, ...

ARTICLE: MEGAPHONE

What the F**k Happened to Black Popular Music?

Read "What the F**k Happened to Black Popular Music?" reviewed by Kenny Drew Jr.

I've decided to add this section to my website as a vehicle to express my views on various topics, musical and otherwise, that have been on my mind lately. You may wonder why I'm talking about popular music in this first installment, since I am generally thought of as a “jazz" musician. However, anyone who knows ...

Kenny Drew Jr.: This One's For Bill

Read "This One's For Bill" reviewed by AAJ Staff

It is not difficult to measure how much influence the late Bill Evans has exerted over the young pianists of today. The impact of his playing can be heard, in varying degrees, in virtually every pianist that followed him. That's because he changed the way piano players approach the instrument, moving away from a strict bebop ...

Kenny Drew Jr.: Passionata

Read "Passionata" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Beautiful music, beautifully recorded and played. Pianist Kenny Drew Jr.'s love for and debt to his late father are apparent with almost every note he plays on Passionata, the title selection of which was drawn from a sketchy outline that young Kenny found in his father's desk after Drew Sr. passed away in 1993. This is ...