miércoles, 19 de abril de 2017

Benny Green • Blue Notes



Benny Green (Nueva York, 4 de abril de 1963) es un pianista de jazz norteamericano.
Hijo de un saxofonista con igual nombre, creció y estudió piano clásico en Berkeley (California). Aún adolescente, tocó con Eddie Henderson, y después se trasladó a Nueva York, donde se incorporó a la banda de Betty Carter (1983), liderando después su propio trío, grabando para Blue Note Records y Telarc. Entre 1985 y 1989 estuvo en los Jazz Messengers de Art Blakey, y después tocó con Ray Brown, Arnett Cobb y Freddie Hubbard, entre otros.

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Benny Green (born 1963 in New York City) is a hard bop jazz pianist who was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Although not yet an innovator himself, Benny Green has managed to combine the styles of Bobby Timmons, Wynton Kelly, Gene Harris, and especially Oscar Peterson in his playing.


Tracklist
1. The Sidewinder [05:25]
2. Tokyo Blues [05:08]
3. Cool Struttin' [04:56]
4. Song For My Father [04:39]
5. Watermelon Man [05:59]
6. The Preacher [03:57]
7. Softly, As In The Morning Sunrise [04:17]
8. Moanin' [05:23]
9. Doodlin' [04:11]
10. Blues March [05:12]

Total time 00:49:07

Personnel
Benny Green — Piano
Christian McBride — Bass
Carl Allen — Drums

Recorded at Power Station, NYC, on April 16 & 17, 1993.

P.S. The gorgeous chick on the cover is singer Deborah Davis, the love of Benny Green.






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