TO BE RELEASED APRIL 12 ON JAZZ LEGACY PRODUCTIONS
FIRST TRIO ALBUM IN TEN YEARS FEATURES GREEN’S LONG-TIME PARTNERS, PETER WASHINGTON (BASS) & KENNY WASHINGTON (DRUMS)
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Benny Green - SOURCE
The dynamic and exuberant pianist Benny Green pays tribute to the great pianists and composers he grew up listening to, in an energetic and swinging, 10-piece collection titled Source (Jazz Legacy Productions). Featuring Green’s trio-mates, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington, Source includes compositions by Bud Powell, Sonny Clark, Carl Perkins, Kenny Drew, Duke Pearson and Horace Silver. Remarkably, this is Green’s first recording as a leader since his duo date with Russell Malone, Bluebird, in 2004, and his first trio recording since 2000, Naturally, when his band comprised Malone and bassist Christian McBride.
Source was largely set into motion when Green and the two Washingtons were getting reacquainted with each other in 2009 while on tour in Japan as the rhythm section for Japanese guitarist Satoshi Inoue. While Green had performed with Peter and Kenny many times over the years (for example, Peter played on Green’s debut album, Prelude, on Criss Cross in 1988, and Kenny played on Green’s 1996 Blue Note release The Place to Be), the tour made for a reunion of sorts. Continue reading →