Serial Blues – Kenny Drew, Jr.
Kenny Drew Jr.'s blues melody is constructed of a tone row (all twelve notes in the chromatic scale); but undergoes many transformations. Fun to play and fun to analyze.
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- Recording: Kenny Drew, Jr. - Secrets
- Recorded on: November 9 or 10, 1994
- Label: TCB (98502)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Piano - Kenny Drew, Jr.
- Bass - Lynn Seaton
- Drums - Marvin "Smitty" Smith
Kenny recorded Serial Blues again in 1997, with soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson getting a crack at the melody ("Follow The Spirit" on Sirocco Jazz).
June 14, 1958 – August 3, 2014
Kenny Drew, Jr., son of pianist/composer Kenny Drew, Sr., started music lessons at the age of four. He studied classical piano with his aunt Marjorie, but soon found he enjoyed playing jazz as well. He performed worldwide with a comprehensive variety of musicians, including Stanley Jordan, OTB, Stanley Turrentine, Slide Hampton, the Mingus Big Band, Steve Grossman, Yoshiaki Masuo, Sadao Watanabe, Smokey Robinson, Frank Morgan, Daniel Schnyder, Jack Walrath, Ronnie Cuber and many others. Read more...