KENNY BARRON — Book Of Intuition

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Album · 2016

Filed under Hard Bop
By KENNY BARRON

Tracklist

1 Magic Dance 7:54
2 Bud Like 5:30
3 Cook's Bay 6:02
4 In the Slow Lane 6:34
5 Shuffle Boil 6:55
6 Light Blue 4:09
7 Lunacy 5:09
8 Dreams 5:59
9 Prayer 4:43
10 Nightfall 7:11

Japanese edition(Impulse! ‎– UCCI-1028,2016) bonus tracks:
11 Dolores Street 5:01
12 For Heaven's Sake 5:44

Line-up/Musicians

Kenny Barron, piano
Kiyoshi Kitagawa, double bass
Johnathan Blake, drums

About this release

Impulse! ‎– 0602547778024 (France)

Recorded on July 3 and 4, 2015 at Avatar Studios, NY

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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What an album name! A mysterious title like "Book of Intuition" didn't fail to catch my eye. The album cover is pretty cool too.

According to the linear notes, Kenny Barron has been playing with this trio for the last several years but hasn't made a studio recording with them until now. Now I personally haven't listened to Kenny Barron's other groups so my expectations were pretty open.

Regarding the lineup, one thing I struck by was the amount of intensity in the drummer Jonathan Blake. He didn't play particularly loud or in the way, but managed to add a lot of energy to Kenny Barron's playing. "Cook's Bay" has a memorable moment where Kenny plays a short lick with both hands two octaves apart, giving it a distinct samba-type sound. Blake responds to it immediately with a samba-type fill.

Most of the tunes on the album are Kenny Barron originals. The others are two Thelonious Monk tunes (Shuffle Boil, Light Blue) and a ballad by Charlie Haden (Nightfall). Although I have enjoyed Kenny Barron play Monk tunes in the past (he's quite good at imitating him), I found these to be among the weaker ones on the album. Kenny's own tunes, such as "Magic Dance," "Cook's Bay," or "Lunacy" are filled with a lot of fun harmonic colors that give this album a nice taste. "Cook's Bay" in particular is my favorite track on the album.

Kenny Barron is a fantastic soloist, but I couldn't help but feel like many of his solos had too many long lines. There comes a point in his solos when it sounds like an idea would need to end, but would keep on going like a run-on sentence. I don't want to overly critique Kenny Barron, but it makes the listening experience less accessible.

Overall, "Book of Intuition" is a fun album. Kenny Barron and his trio offer the modern jazz world a nice album that gives original sounds within a more traditional vocabulary.

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