I thought it was about time that I posted again and I know I’ve been a bit lax of late (just REALLY busy at work). Kenny B – he’s a true dude and god of the piano. All of his playing is so swinging and I really like his phrasing. As a sideman I imagine he’s simply perfection as he is ‘straight-ahead’ and conventional yet flexible enough to really go with it.
So here’s a PDF transcriptions AND reference audio file for Kenny playing his own composition ‘Dolores Street S.F’. It’s from one of his very early albums that were often a bit variable in quality, but this track is typical of the man – great harmonies and swinging touch combined with a slight darkness too. Enjoy!
- Kenny Barron – Dolores Street S.F (PDF and MP3 zip file, 17MB).