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Fifth Annual Longwood Gardens Wine and Jazz Festival, June 4, 2011

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Fifth Annual Longwood Gardens Wine and Jazz Festival
Kennett Square, PA
June 4, 2011
Longwood Gardens is a horticultural conservancy spread over the countryside in Kennett Square, Chester County, PA. It is one of those beautiful meccas with the potential to serve memorably for a summer music festival, as anyone who has attended Juan Les ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kenny Barron Trio: The Perfect Set: Live at Bradley's II

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From the '60s through the '80s, pianist Kenny Barron was one of the most sought-after sidemen in jazz, playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Yusef Lateef, and Ron Carter, along with being a co-founder of the group Sphere, dedicated to performing the music of Thelonious Monk. Since the early '70s, Barron has put out several albums ...

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Kenny Barron Trio: The Perfect Set: Live at Bradley's II

Read "The Perfect Set: Live at Bradley's II" reviewed by Tom Greenland

In the Middle East, “tarab," a state of musical and spiritual ecstasy, is produced and maintained when a creative feedback loop is established between performers and listeners. The transformation is dependent not only on the skilled artisans, but on the environment created by the musically initiated audience. In jazz, people and place are equally important: Bradley's, ...

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Kenny Barron Trio: The Perfect Set: Live at Bradley

Read "The Perfect Set: Live at Bradley" reviewed by Michael McCaw

This music is immaculate. From the onset of “You Don't Know What Love Is and the suspended feel pianist Kenny Barron generates in his unaccompanied opening statement, entrancing listeners with his eventual development of the chorus, you know you are hearing a modern master of the piano. Bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Ben Riley are not ...