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Kenny Drew Trio - The 20th Memorial - 1978-1992 [15CD Japan Edition] (2013)

5-05-2016, 11:50
Jazz | Discography | FLAC / APE

Title: The 20th Memorial - 1978-1992
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: After Beat/Pony Canyon
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue,scans)
Total Time: 12:26:58
Total Size: 4.51 gb

A collection of previously unreleased materials by the Kenny Drew Trio, originally recorded for Japanese labels Baystate and Alpha beween 1972 and 1992, now released to commemmorate the 20th anniversary of his passing. A rich trove of superb piano trio performances!
American pianist Kenny Drew (1928-1993) moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1964. Although he may have somewhat faded from the radar of American jazz fans, he had a fantastic career in Denmark and was beloved by European and Japanese jazz fans. In the late 1970s and 1980s, Drew's popularity in Japan grew to incredible heights when he began recording for Japanese labels such as Baystate and Alpha under a partnership with Japanese producer Makoto Kimata.
To commemmorate the 20th anniversary of Drew's passing, a very special series was launched in Japan in 2013, with a release of previously unpublished materials recorded for the two labels between 1972 and 1992. They are alternate takes and takes that did not make onto the original albums released in this period. Danish super-bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen held the bass chair throughout, and the drummer is either Ed Thigpen, a fellow American expat who had settled in Copenhagen, or Alvin Queen.
It is quite amazing to hear the consistently high quality of these "outtakes" and to realize that there is enough material to fill 15 CDs in this series. Actually, many these "outtakes" tend to be more exciting than those takes that made the original albums. They may have been "cut" because they were slightly rough around the edges, but perhaps they were played with more freedom, abandon, and adventurous spirit.

PCCY-30204 - Kenny's Music Still Live On: The Days of Wine and Roses (1978-1992) {50:40}
PCCY-30205 - Kenny's Music Still Live On: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1978-1992) {49:06}
PCCY-30206 - Kenny's Music Still Live On: Misty (1978-1992) {50:02}
PCCY-30207 - Kenny's Music Still Live On: Take the 'A' Train (1978-1992) {46:20}
PCCY-30208 - Kenny's Music Still Live On: Lullaby of Birdland (1978-1992) {49:21}
PCCY-30209 - Kenny's Music Still Live On: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (1978-1992) {50:54}
PCCY-30210 - Kenny's Music Still Live On: Live in Tokyo (1991) {59:34}
PCCY-30211 - Piano Night (1992) {57:29}
PCCY-30212 - Nature Beauty (1978-1980) {54:08}
PCCY-30213 - Live for Peace (1990) {67:05}
PCCY-30214 - A Child Is Born (1978) {44:46}
PCCY-30215 - Hush-A-Bye (1978) {41:27}
PCCY-30216 - Sophisticated Lady (1981) {41:32}
PCCY-30217 - Portrait: Oboe Concerto (1982-1991) {47:10}
PCCY-30218 - Season's Greetings (1988-1989) {37:23}

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go1950   User offline   7 May 2016 13:16

PCCY-30214 - A Child Is Born (1978) {44:46}

The link is missing. Please upload. Thanks ...

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marcelo43act   User offline   7 May 2016 17:35

Thank you very much for this collection. It is a pity there no more servers.

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sollvc   User offline   22 May 2016 04:46

I ask excuses to my generous friend for being so late on revealing my gratitude for this precious post. Wonderful themes, performances & sound quality. Many thank you for all your effort. It's needed to the Jazz enthusiasts to pay more atention to this so much talented artist.

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