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