KENNY DREW

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Kenneth Sidney (Kenny) Drew (August 28, 1928 - August 4, 1993) was an American jazz pianist.

Born in New York City, New York, he first recorded with Howard McGhee in 1949, and over the next two years recorded with Buddy DeFranco, Coleman Hawkins, Milt Jackson, Charlie Parker, Buddy Rich, and Dinah Washington. He then led many recording sessions throughout the 1950s, and appeared on John Coltrane's album Blue Train.

Along with several other American jazz musicians who went to Europe, in 1961 he moved to Denmark. While he sacrificed much of the interest of the American jazz audience, he gained a wide following across Europe. Kenny Drew was a well known figure on the Copenhagen jazz scene, recording many sessions with the Danish bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.

On his passing in 1993, Kenny Drew was interred in the Assistens Kirkegård in the Nørrebro section of Copenhagen.

His son Kenny Drew,
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KENNY DREW Discography

KENNY DREW albums / top albums

KENNY DREW New Faces – New Sounds, Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
New Faces – New Sounds, Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio
Hard Bop 1953
KENNY DREW The Ideation Of Kenny Drew album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Ideation Of Kenny Drew
Hard Bop 1954
KENNY DREW The Modernity of Kenny Drew album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modernity of Kenny Drew
Hard Bop 1954
KENNY DREW I Love Jerome Kern album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Love Jerome Kern
Hard Bop 1956
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio (aka Tough Piano Trio) album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio (aka Tough Piano Trio)
Hard Bop 1956
KENNY DREW Talkin' & Walkin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Talkin' & Walkin'
Hard Bop 1956
KENNY DREW This Is New album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
This Is New
Hard Bop 1957
KENNY DREW Pal Joey album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Pal Joey
Hard Bop 1957
KENNY DREW A Harry Warren Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Harry Warren Showcase
Hard Bop 1957
KENNY DREW A Harold Arlen Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Harold Arlen Showcase
Hard Bop 1957
KENNY DREW Undercurrent album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Undercurrent
Hard Bop 1961
KENNY DREW Duo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duo
Hard Bop 1973
KENNY DREW Everything I Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everything I Love
Hard Bop 1973
KENNY DREW Dark Beauty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dark Beauty
Hard Bop 1974
KENNY DREW Duo 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duo 2
Hard Bop 1974
KENNY DREW If You Could See Me Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
If You Could See Me Now
Hard Bop 1975
KENNY DREW Morning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Morning
Hard Bop 1976
KENNY DREW Lite Flite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lite Flite
Hard Bop 1977
KENNY DREW Home Is Where The Soul Is album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home Is Where The Soul Is
Hard Bop 1979
KENNY DREW Ruby My Dear album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby My Dear
Hard Bop 1980
KENNY DREW Afternoon In Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afternoon In Europe
Hard Bop 1981
KENNY DREW For Sure! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Sure!
Hard Bop 1981
KENNY DREW Moonlit Desert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moonlit Desert
Hard Bop 1982
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio : The Lullaby album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio : The Lullaby
Hard Bop 1982
KENNY DREW Your Soft Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Your Soft Eyes
Hard Bop 1982
KENNY DREW It Might As Well Be Spring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Might As Well Be Spring
Hard Bop 1982
KENNY DREW Playtime - Children's Songs Played By Kenny Drew And Mads Vinding album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Playtime - Children's Songs Played By Kenny Drew And Mads Vinding
Hard Bop 1982
KENNY DREW And Far Away album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
And Far Away
Hard Bop 1983
KENNY DREW Swingin' Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swingin' Love
Hard Bop 1983
KENNY DREW Fantasia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fantasia
Hard Bop 1984
KENNY DREW Trippin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trippin'
Hard Bop 1984
KENNY DREW By Request album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Request
Hard Bop 1985
KENNY DREW By Request II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Request II
Hard Bop 1986
KENNY DREW Elegy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elegy
Hard Bop 1987
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio : Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio : Dream
Hard Bop 1987
KENNY DREW Hush-a-Bye (with Svend Asmussen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hush-a-Bye (with Svend Asmussen)
Hard Bop 1988
KENNY DREW Impressions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Impressions
Hard Bop 1988
KENNY DREW Christmas Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christmas Song
Hard Bop 1988
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio : Recollections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio : Recollections
Hard Bop 1989
KENNY DREW Expressions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Expressions
Hard Bop 1990
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew & Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio: New York Stories album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew & Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio: New York Stories
Hard Bop 1990
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio : Evergreen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio : Evergreen
Hard Bop 1991
KENNY DREW Cleopatra's Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cleopatra's Dream
Hard Bop 1992
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio : Angel Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio : Angel Eyes
Hard Bop 1993
KENNY DREW Solo-Duo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo-Duo
Hard Bop 1996
KENNY DREW Nature Beauty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nature Beauty
Hard Bop 1996
KENNY DREW Season’s Greetings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Season’s Greetings
Hard Bop 2006
KENNY DREW Kenny's Music Still Live On Vol. 1 : The Days Of Wine And Roses album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny's Music Still Live On Vol. 1 : The Days Of Wine And Roses
Hard Bop 2006
KENNY DREW Kenny's Music Still Live On Vol. 2 : Les Parapluies De Cherbourg album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny's Music Still Live On Vol. 2 : Les Parapluies De Cherbourg
Hard Bop 2006
KENNY DREW Kenny's Music Still Live On Vol.3 : Misty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny's Music Still Live On Vol.3 : Misty
Hard Bop 2006
KENNY DREW Kenny's Music Still Live On Vol. 4 : Take The A Train album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny's Music Still Live On Vol. 4 : Take The A Train
Hard Bop 2008
KENNY DREW Portrait - Oboe Concerto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait - Oboe Concerto
Hard Bop 2013
KENNY DREW Piano Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Night
Hard Bop 2013

KENNY DREW EPs & splits

KENNY DREW Christmas Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christmas Song
Hard Bop 1988

KENNY DREW live albums

KENNY DREW Duo Live In Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duo Live In Concert
Hard Bop 1975
KENNY DREW In Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert
Hard Bop 1979
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew
Hard Bop 1979
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Quartet ‎: All The Things You Are album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Quartet ‎: All The Things You Are
Hard Bop 1981
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Meets Red Mitchell Live At Hizumidama-tei album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Meets Red Mitchell Live At Hizumidama-tei
Hard Bop 1982
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio : Standards Request Live At The Keystone Korner Tokyo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio : Standards Request Live At The Keystone Korner Tokyo
Hard Bop 1991
KENNY DREW Autumn Leaves 〜 Kenny Drew Trio Plays Standards Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autumn Leaves 〜 Kenny Drew Trio Plays Standards Live
Hard Bop 1991
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio Plays Standards Live at The Blue Note Osaka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio Plays Standards Live at The Blue Note Osaka
Hard Bop 1992
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Trio at the Brewhouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Trio at the Brewhouse
Hard Bop 1992
KENNY DREW Piano Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Night
Hard Bop 1992
KENNY DREW The Kenny Drew Trio : The Last Recording - Live at the Blue Note Osaka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kenny Drew Trio : The Last Recording - Live at the Blue Note Osaka
Hard Bop 1993
KENNY DREW The Falling Leaves (aka The First & The Last aka Live For Peace) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Falling Leaves (aka The First & The Last aka Live For Peace)
Hard Bop 1997
KENNY DREW Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live
Hard Bop 1998
KENNY DREW Sophisticated Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophisticated Lady
Hard Bop 2007
KENNY DREW Live In Tokyo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Tokyo
Hard Bop 2013

KENNY DREW demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

KENNY DREW re-issues & compilations

KENNY DREW Kenny Drew And His Progressive Piano (aka The Modernity Of Kenny Drew) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew And His Progressive Piano (aka The Modernity Of Kenny Drew)
Hard Bop 1956
KENNY DREW The Kenny Drew Trio, Svend Asmussen ‎: Prize Winners album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kenny Drew Trio, Svend Asmussen ‎: Prize Winners
Hard Bop 1981
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew Special
Hard Bop 1986
KENNY DREW Trio / Quartet / Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio / Quartet / Quintet
Hard Bop 1988
KENNY DREW Serenity (aka A Child Is Born) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Serenity (aka A Child Is Born)
Hard Bop 1988
KENNY DREW Plays The Music Of Harry Warren And Harold Arlen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Music Of Harry Warren And Harold Arlen
Hard Bop 1995
KENNY DREW Dark And Beautiful album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dark And Beautiful
Hard Bop 1996
KENNY DREW Standards Request Live At The Keystone Korner Tokyo Vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standards Request Live At The Keystone Korner Tokyo Vol.1
Hard Bop 1998
KENNY DREW Standards Request Live At The Keystone Korner Tokyo Vol.2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standards Request Live At The Keystone Korner Tokyo Vol.2
Hard Bop 1998
KENNY DREW Kenny Drew & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen ‎: Duo / Duo 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Drew & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen ‎: Duo / Duo 2
Hard Bop 2005
KENNY DREW Season’s Greetings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Season’s Greetings
Hard Bop 2006
KENNY DREW Complete Recordings (1953-1954) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Recordings (1953-1954)
Hard Bop 2006
KENNY DREW In Copenhagen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Copenhagen
Hard Bop 2007
KENNY DREW The Complete Jerome Kern / Rodgers & Hart Songbooks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Jerome Kern / Rodgers & Hart Songbooks
Hard Bop 2008
KENNY DREW Kenny's Music Stll Live On Vol. 5 : Lullaby Of Birdland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny's Music Stll Live On Vol. 5 : Lullaby Of Birdland
Hard Bop 2008
KENNY DREW Kenny's Music Stll Live On Vol. 6 : Smoke Gets In Your Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny's Music Stll Live On Vol. 6 : Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Hard Bop 2008
KENNY DREW Six Classic Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Six Classic Albums
Hard Bop 2012
KENNY DREW The 20th Memorial - 1978-1992 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 20th Memorial - 1978-1992
Hard Bop 2013

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