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The Kevin Hays Trio Releases Instrumental Jazz Covers on You’Ve Got a Friend

The Kevin Hays Trio Releases Instrumental Jazz Covers on You’Ve Got a Friend

New York, NY -- You’ve Got A Friend is Kevin Hays’ first release for 2009. The album was released on the Jazz Eyes label May 1st. An all instrumental foray into the realm of cover tunes, the CD features pop and jazz classics interpreted by the trio in their own special way.

The title track, a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Kevin Hays Trio: You've Got a Friend

Read "You've Got a Friend" reviewed by John Barron

Pianist Kevin Hays and long-time collaborators Doug Weiss (bass) and Bill Stewart (drums) explore a set of jazz and pop classics on You've Got a Friend, a well-conceived piano trio affair.

The Carol King-penned title track and Paul Simon's “Bridge Over Troubled Water" begin the disc with a laid-back gospel vibe, tranquil and unhurried. Hays approaches ...