A collection of previously unreleased materials by the Kenny Drew Trio, originally recorded for Japanese labels Baystate and Alpha beween 1978 and 1992, now released to commemmorate the 20th anniversary of his passing. A rich trove of superb piano trio performances!
American pianist Kenny Drew (1928-1993) moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1964. Although he may have somewhat faded from the radar of American jazz fans, he had a fantastic career in Denmark and was beloved by European and Japanese jazz fans. In the late 1970s and 1980s, Drew's popularity in Japan grew to incredible heights when he began recording for Japanese labels such as Baystate and Alpha under a partnership with Japanese producer Makoto Kimata…
When Rock and roll was a religion, four young man gathered to commune and dream. It was a dream, that like so many in the San Francisco Bay Area, began in a Garage. Robert Berry and Gene Perrault, in 1975, got together in Berry’s garage and began what was to become an eight year reverie. They created, with the addition of Roger Bonasera and Paul Keller, a new and distinct sound, a sound whose trademark would be a hard-driving, high-energy beat. Their rhythms were powerful, yet smooth, their vocals textured and tight. This was the nucleus of the dream that became Hush, one the most exciting bands to appear in the late seventies.
Aged and wealthy Charlotte Hollis has lived alone and as a recluse in the crumbling family plantation mansion in Hollisport, Louisiana since her father Sam Hollis' death thirty-six years ago. The only people who regularly see her are her hard-as-nails but seemingly loyal housekeeper Velma Crowther, and her longtime friend and physician, Dr. Drew Bayliss. She has lived there the better part of her life except for a short stint in London thirty-seven years ago following the vicious murder of her married lover, John Mayhew, at the plantation's summer house while Sam was hosting one of his legendary grand balls in the mansion.