And Far Away – Kenny Drew
A haunting ballad in 3/4, showcasing the melodic artistry of Kenny Drew.
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- Recording: Kenny Drew - And Far Away
- Recorded on: February 21, 1983
- Label: Soul Note (SN 1081)
- Concert Key: E minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Guitar - Philip Catherine
- Piano - Kenny Drew
- Bass - Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen
- Drums - Barry Altschul
There is an intro CLIP which is played twice, and again once as a coda; it's a variation of the C section. On the recording the intro and coda are played rubato by the guitar with an atmospheric-sounding chorus effect, accompanied by arco bass. The piano takes over for the melody on the head. The second chorus of the piano solo, and both choruses of the guitar solo, are played with a double-time feel; in 3/4 this sounds like 6/4 or 3/2. Kenny Drew's fills at the end of the head before the coda are included in our lead sheets.
August 28, 1928 – August 4, 1993
Kenny Drew was born in New York City. He studied classical piano but soon turned to jazz. His recording career started in 1950 at age 22, first with Howard McGhee for Blue Note, then Sonny Stitt for Prestige. These two 1950 recordings plus a surviving radio broadcast with Charlie Parker (December 8, 1950) put him in the company of jazz greats J.J Johnson, Max Roach and Art Blakey. Read more...