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Kenny Drew Jnr "Follow the Spirit" [SJL1004]

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"Follow the Spirit gives the listener an opportunity to hear a master in total command of his instrument, with a voice all his own. He’s got himself an absolutely ripping quartet too.The opening, Serial Blues, is a total scorcher, with an opening trio section of boiling intensity. And when Wilson enters with his snaky soprano, it's a killer. Recommended" - Cadence Magazine

Born in New York in 1958, Kenny Drew Jr. was four years of age when his Aunt Marjorie started to teach him piano. Not too many years passed before he was exploring the world of jazz piano, inspired by the work of his father - jazz great - Kenny Drew.

The young Kenny was soon creating a name for himself and it was only a matter of time before his professional career was set in motion. Some of the biggest names in jazz began to seek out his prodigious talent. He experienced working with Frank Morgan, Stanley Jordan, Stanley Turrentine, Al Foster, and an ever increasing circle of respected artists. In 1990 Kenny was the winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition held in Jacksonville, Florida. Recording as a leader, and as a much sought after side-man, Kenny has shared studio projects with Buster Williams, Eddie Gomez, Charnett Moffett, Bob Berg, Wallace Roney, David Sanchez, Joshua Redman, Al Foster, Lewis Nash, Christian McBride, the Mingus Big Band and a host of others.

PERSONNEL:

  • Kenny Drew Jnr: piano
  • Steve Wilson: saxes
  • Lynn Seaton: bass
  • Tony Jefferson: drums