Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kenny Drew - New Faces, New Sounds (1953)



Kenny Drew's debut as a leader in the more than able company of Messrs. Curly Russel on bass and Ard Blakey on drums, where we get to hear what a great pianist Drew was from the very beginning and the influence Bud Powell had on him. Other than his "Gloria" and the basic "Drew's Blues," all of the music is standards including "Be My Love," "Yesterdays" and a surprisingly heated rendition of "It Might As Well Be Spring. Sparkling mono sound from this mint 1999 reissue limited edition lovingly pressed by Toshiba EMI Japan in 1999.

Track listing
A1 Yesterdays
A2 Stella By Starlight
A3 Gloria
A4 Be My Love
B1 Lover, Come Back To Me
B2 Everything Happens To Me
B3 Spring Will Be A Little Late
B4 Drew's Blues

Personnel
Kenny Drew (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1953

9 comments:

Rantamplan said...

Thank you for the post. I love kenny Drew.

Rantamplan

Collectionist said...

THis looks really great/ thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I can't say enough about how much I appreciate the quality of the music on your blog.

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lcbriza said...

Thanks a lot for sharing the Kenny Drew posts.

deGallo said...

RE:Kenny Drew-New Faces, New Sounds....what an incredible rip!! Just great sound! But more, your site is definitely at the top of the list of jazz blogs. The layout, the orginization, the care and dedication, the artwork....everything. Thank you very much!!

CrunchyFrog said...

Hello - i've been seeking this album for so long... do I need to be a member to see the links? I would appreciate any info... this is a great log - i post on Jazzbluesclub.com. thanks

CrunchyFrog said...

fantastic blog! any chance at a re-post of "Kenny Drew - New Faces, New Sounds (1953)"? thanks!

CrunchyFrog said...

fantastic blog! any chance at a re-post of "Kenny Drew - New Faces, New Sounds (1953)"? thanks!