Sep 13, 2010

Kenny Drew Trio - If You Could See Me Now + Dark Beauty

barabara sounds sez:

As far as most of mainstream America was concerned, Kenny Drew ceased to exist the moment he left the country in 1961. Having played with Trane (Blue Train) and all the young lions of Bluenote (check out the fine fine Undercurrent, his first album as leader), it was as if he'd fallen off the map. That was America's loss — and Denmark's gain. He became one of the pillars of the Copenhagen jazz scene, and a mainstay of the SteepleChase label.


As a trio with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Albert Heath, Drew made these two 1974 albums which were issued separately but taken from the same two-day session. These limited edition JP remasters include extra outtakes, bringing together all the material from those sessions. Which is better? There's very little between them, but I do tend to listen to If You Could See Me Now, mainly for the first two cuts, the title track and the excellent In Your Own Sweet Way.


dusty sez:

nothing (the only mention is the above mentioned Undercurrent)


amazon (just one reviewer) sez:

This trio was the "house band" for the Montmartre Jazzhus in Copenhagen during the late 60's and early 70's. In that setting they accompanied and recorded with touring American expatriates like Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin. Here, the three of them get to stretch out in the studio, playing in a very melodic, flowing style. Drew has a light touch on piano, and Pedersen shines as both soloist and accompanist. A little like the Bill Evans trio with Scott LaFaro.


check out Undercurrent here at Sic Vos Non Vobis

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

As mentioned, these are mp3 rips from the JP remasters.
Let me know what you think...

If You Could See Me Now:
http://www.mediafire.com/?dpuq5dl27nb995d

Dark Beauty
http://www.mediafire.com/?5q9f0jkpickix9h

Anonymous said...

I also have flac rips of these albums if anyone is interested.
Just ask nicely!

Anonymous said...

I'm satisfied with mp3-rips. Thanks a lot!

BTW, you know that Montmartre re-opened in Copenhagen this year??

mk said...

Nice post, thanks very much

taro nombei said...

@ mk
you're very welcome.

@ anon
the news about Montmartre has not yet filtered over to this side of the planet (or at least to me).
Maybe one time I can visit (hopefully)!

d3lta said...

Hi, it would seem these are my rips d/loaded either from my blog or from avaxhome. While this is not "illegal" per se, credit should be given where credit is due.

taro nombei said...

@ d3lta
Hi.
All the rips and scans are entirely my work from (as I said) the JP (remastered) CDs.
And so is everything else on my blog.
Please go and cast baseless aspersions on some other site...

the jazzman said...

Thank you.

taro nombei said...

@ the jazzman
cheers

KingCake said...

Very nice - Thank you, and thanks for the link too - first time I've happened into your place

taro nombei said...

@ KingCake
Thanks for dropping by. Always been a fan of your place...

Hot tip for anyone else in search of more Kenny Drew...
Head over here:
http://kingcakekrypt.blogspot.com/2010/10/kenny-drew-for-sure.html

Peter said...

Thank you! Even better with Griffin in front of them, but these were three top musicians!