Harvie S & Kenny Barron

Savant, 2008CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 15.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The liner notes refer to Harvie and Kenny as ‘master musicians’. Our past experience suggests this as well but half way through the first tune “Confirmation” they leave no doubt. They tackle the fleeting lead lines with ease and marry their instruments with tonal harmony that is rich and warm. The program is all standards save Harvie’s “Take Your Time”. The arrangements are excellent. The recording was made in 1986 when piano bass duos were common in New York clubs without cabaret licenses. The beauty of this session suggests that the minimalist duo format is formidable and worthy, especially with world-class musicians! Tune in to experience the beauty of two.


Publicist: Jazz Depot