The Genius of Kenny Kirkland - Part 2

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A classical musical upbringing; a deep knowledge of contemporary classical masters; a career that rapidly saw him develop affinities and life-long collaborations with mainstream and forward-looking jazz musicians, both from the US and from abroad; equally at home with fusion, pop and rock. In sum, Kenny Kirkland epitomized that kind of musician that defies categorization which we tend to admire the most. Here is the second part of our celebration of this legacy.

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  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Kenny Kirkland "When will the Blues Leave?" Kenny Kirkland (GRP) 0:16
  • Host talks 5:53
  • Courtney Pine "Donna Lee" Within the Realm of Our Dreams (Antilles) 6:51
  • Kenny Garrett "Wooden Steps" Songbook (Warner Jazz) 11:02
  • Jeff "Tain" Watts "The Impaler" Citizen Tain (Columbia) 17:07
  • Host talks 26:17
  • Emilia Martensson, Barry Green "Dienda" And So It Goes... (Babel) 28:11
  • Conjure "Oakland Blues" Music for the Texts of Ishmael Reed (American Clave) 32:48
  • Various Artists "Misterioso [Carla Bley Band feat. Kenny Kirkland]" That's The Way I Fell Now (A&M) 37:14
  • Kenny Kirkland "Criss-Cross" Kenny Kirkland (GRP) 45:56
  • Host talks 51:10
  • Ernie Watts with Gilberto Gil "Gondwana" Afoxé (CTI) 53:52
  • Miroslav Vitous, George Ohtsuka, John Scofield, Kenny Kirkland, Mabumi Yamaguchi "Inner Peace" Guardian Angels (Trio) 58:18
  • Stone Alliance "Miss T (with Jan Hammer)" Live in Berlin (PM) 1:04:20
  • Host talks 1:10:49
  • Noah Haidu "Midnight Silence" Doctone (Sunnyside) 1:14:05

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