Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Talkin' & Walkin' with the Kenny Drew Quartet

Kenny Drew, one of the top young bop-oriented pianists to emerge in the 1950s, would not make his one official Blue Note recording as a leader until 1960, but this set (originally released by Pacific Jazz) has been reissued on CD under the Blue Note name. Drew's regular group of the period (a quartet with altoist Joe Maini, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Lawrence Marable) is featured on nine pieces (including six Drew originals) that swing but are not overly predictable. Maini, who died prematurely, has a rare opportunity to stretch out and all of the musicians are in fine form. In addition, this CD has three selections with the same group under trumpeter Jack Sheldon's leadership (two Drew songs plus "It's Only a Paper Moon") which were originally released on samplers. Excellent modern mainstream music of the mid-'50s.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/talkin--walkin-r137890

Kenny Drew
Talkin' & Walkin'
(CJ28-5159)

Tracks

1 Talkin'-Walkin' (Drew)  6:19
2 In the Prescribed Manner (Drew)  5:06
3 Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington, Mills, Gordon)  5:30
4 Wee-Dot (Johnson)  5:45
5 Hidden Channel (Drew)  4:50
6 Deadline (Drew)  3:20
7 I'm Old Fashioned (Kern, Mercer)  4:57
8 Minor Blues (Blues in a Cardboard Box) (Drew)  5:42
9 Walkin' Talkin' (Drew)  5:42
10 It's a Only a Paper Moom (Rose, Harburg, Arlen)  6:56
11 Leroy's Blues (Drew)  5:55
12 Contour (Drew)  7:18

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Personnel
Joe Maini - as & ts
Jack Sheldon - tp [# 10-12]
Kenny Drew - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Lawrence Marable - dr

Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles [# 1-9] ; December, 1955 ; & Los Angeles [# 10-12] ; November 18, 1955

24 comments:

Collectionist said...

Thanks Mel - these are superb!

the doc said...

oh, cool . . . I wasn't aware of the Drew on PJ recording. Thanks for the opportunity to listen

blbs said...

Great!! Thank you, Mel!

Descargador said...

Excelente! Gracias!!!!!

dch said...

Great music, Thanks!

deGallo said...

Thank you for Kenny Drew

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

The Jackal said...

You got my attention with Leroy, then Joe Maini with Kenny Drew, has to be good

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel.

ZM-JazzRock said...

thanx - again - Mel !

Philo said...

This is one I hadn't heard before. Very enjoyable music.

Thanks.

neil said...

And thanks for the chance to hear a little more Jack Sheldon...

rubberduck said...

Keny drew Quartet

Excellent ! Thanks, Mel

jazztap said...

merci

duck said...

Thanks Mel, another update and very welcome too.

Melanchthon said...

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francisco santos said...

great thing re posting long gone files, please continue...
BIG THX!...

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

As always, very thankful to get these hard to find classic jazz releases and very thankful for the extremely high quality of your posts both in content and format. I also agree with francisco santos that I'm really glad to see you re-visiting posts from the past as many of us missed them in their first go around. Thank you Mel!

anon'n'on said...

talkin bout a thanks

The Jackal said...

Thanks Mel,

Leroy's there....

Grover Gardner said...

I am new to Kenny Drew. This is fantastic. Would love to see more re-ups of his albums! Thanks so much!

Fred Archtop said...

Great great pianist. Thanks Mel.