Kenny Barron Trio “Bud Like”

from “Book of Intuition” – Impulse (2016, US) – Hard Bop

First recorded in 1981 on his album At The Piano, Bud Like is a reverence to Bud Powell. A quarter of a century later, Kenny Barron is now performing the same composition with his wonderful trio and the result is marvellous.

Not that the track changed (ok, from a solo piano to a piano, bass & drums) but comparing the two tracks, you get the feeling that all those years helped him to achieve what only great musicians can: to play advanced or complex music in an accessible, simple and beautiful way

Kenny Barron – piano | Kiyoshi Kitagawa – double bass | Johnathan Blake – drums

Kenny Barron Trio

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