Sunset – Kenny Drew
A ballad with a very intricate chord progression.
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- Recording: Jackie McLean - The Meeting, vol. 1
- Recorded on: July 21, 1973
- Label: SteepleChase (SCS 1106)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Alto Sax - Jackie McLean
- Tenor Sax - Dexter Gordon
- Piano - Kenny Drew
- Bass - Niels Henning Orsted Pederson
- Drums - Alex Riel
This is only time Kenny recorded Sunset with two horns. After this recording, he often performed it as a solo piano piece.
"I always find it fascinating to hear the composer investigate and develop his composition. Here are additional Kenny Drew recordings of Sunset to check out. Short audio clips of three of them can be heard by clicking on the album names below (in blue type):
-- On November 13, 1973, he recorded it (solo piano) for his Everything I Love album.
-- On February 3, 1977, he recorded a moving performance in a trio context (piano/guitar/bass) on In Concert (Kaiserlautern, Germany).
-- On June 9, 1978, he recorded a solo version in Warsaw, Poland
-- January 23, 1981 (Tokyo, Japan) All The Things You Are
-- November 23, 1981 (Milan, Italy): It Might As Well Be Spring
-- June 14, 1991 (Copenhagen, Denmark) Evergreen
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...