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Kenneth Sidney "Kenny" Drew (August 28, 1928 – August 4, 1993) was an American
United States
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 jazz
Jazz
Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th...

 pianist
Pianist
A pianist is a musician who plays the piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an ensemble or orchestra, or accompany one or more singers, solo instrumentalists, or other performers.-Choice of genres:...

.

Biography


Born in New York City
New York City
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, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

, he first recorded with Howard McGhee
Howard McGhee
Howard McGhee was one of the very first bebop jazz trumpeters, together with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Idrees Sulieman. He was known for lightning-fast fingers and very high notes...

 in 1949, and over the next two years recorded with Buddy DeFranco
Buddy DeFranco
Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco is an American jazz clarinet player.-Biography:DeFranco began his professional career just as swing music and big bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman — were fading in popularity...

, Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Randolph Hawkins was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Hawkins was one of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument. As Joachim E. Berendt explained, "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn"...

, Milt Jackson
Milt Jackson
Milton "Bags" Jackson was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms...

, Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
Charles Parker, Jr. , famously called Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer....

, Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuosic technique, power, groove, and speed.-Early life:...

, and Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington, born Ruth Lee Jones , was an American blues, R&B and jazz singer. She has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s", and called "The Queen of the Blues"...

. He led many recording sessions throughout the 50s, and in 1957 appeared on John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz...

's Blue Train
Blue Train (album)
Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he conceived...

.

Along with several other American jazz musicians who went to Europe, in 1961 he moved to Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

. While he sacrificed much of the interest of the American jazz audience, he gained a wide following across Europe
Europe
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. Kenny Drew was a well known figure on the Copenhagen jazz scene, recording many sessions with the Danish bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
- Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

. "Living in Copenhagen, and travelling out from there, I have probably worked in more different contexts than if I had stayed in New York where I might have got musically locked in with a set-group of musicians. This way, I have been able to keep my musical antennas in shape, while at the same time I have had more time to study and also get deeper into my own endeavors."

Kenny Drew and Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and an Academy Award-nominated actor . He is regarded as one of the first and most important musicians to adapt the bebop musical language of people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the tenor saxophone...

 appeared onscreen in Ole Ege's theatrically released hardcore pornographic film Pornografi - en musical (1971), for which they composed and performed the score.

On his passing in 1993, Kenny Drew was interred in the Assistens Cemetery
Assistens Cemetery
Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the burial site of a large number of Danish notables as well as an important greenspace in the Nørrebro district...

 in Nørrebro
Nørrebro
Nørrebro is one of the 10 official districts of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is northwest of the city centre, beyond the location of the old Northern Gate , which, until dismantled in 1856, was near the current Nørreport station.-Geography:...

, Copenhagen.

His son Kenny Drew, Jr.
Kenny Drew, Jr.
Kenny Drew, Jr. , son of jazz pianist Kenny Drew, is an American jazz pianist. His music is known for its hard-swinging bluesy sound and large, two-handed rooty chords contrasting with fast runs. His style is said to be similar to that of his father and Oscar Peterson.His initial study was in...

 is also a jazz pianist.

As leader

  • 1953: New Faces, New Sounds
    New Faces, New Sounds
    New Faces, New Sounds is the debut album by American pianist Kenny Drew recorded and released in 1953 on Blue Note Records as a 10" vinyl. It has never been reissued on CD.-Track listing:#"Yesterdays" - 5:19...

  • 1954: The Ideation Of Kenny Drew (Norgran Records
    Verve Records
    Verve Records is an American jazz record label now owned by Universal Music Group. It was founded by Norman Granz in 1956, absorbing the catalogues of his earlier labels, Clef Records and Norgran Records , and material which had been licensed to Mercury previously.-Jazz and folk origins:The Verve...

    ) with Eugene Wright
    Eugene Wright
    "The Senator" Eugene Wright is an American jazz bassist, best known for his work as a member of The Dave Brubeck Quartet, in particular on the group's most famous album Time Out , with pianist Brubeck, drummer Joe Morello and saxophonist Paul Desmond.Wright, nicknamed "The Senator", had played...

    , Lawrence Marable
  • 1955: Talkin' and Walkin
  • 1956: The Kenny Drew Trio
  • 1957: This Is New
  • 1959: Pal Joey
    Pal Joey (Kenny Drew album)
    Pal Joey is an album by American pianist Kenny Drew recorded in 1957 and released on Riverside Records in 1959. The trio plays here pieces from the musical of the same name and other works composed by Rodgers and Hart. The album was first reissued on CD only in 1996 in the US, and in 2006 in Japan...

  • 1961: Undercurrent
    Undercurrent (Kenny Drew album)
    Undercurrent is an album by American pianist Kenny Drew recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.-Reception:The Allmusic review by Michael G...

     (Blue Note
    Blue Note Records
    Blue Note Records is a jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. Francis Wolff became involved shortly afterwards. It derives its name from the characteristic "blue notes" of jazz and the blues. At the end of the 1950s, and in the early 1960s, Blue Note headquarters...

    ) with Freddie Hubbard
    Freddie Hubbard
    Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles from the early 1960s and on...

    , Hank Mobley
    Hank Mobley
    Henry Mobley was an American hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. Mobley was described by Leonard Feather as the "middleweight champion of the tenor saxophone", a metaphor used to describe his tone that was neither as aggressive as John Coltrane nor as mellow as Stan Getz...

    , Sam Jones, Louis Hayes
    Louis Hayes
    Louis Hayes is an American jazz drummer.-Biography:His father played drums and piano and his mother the piano and he refers to the early influence of hearing jazz, especially that of big bands, on the radio...

  • 1973: Duo (SteepleChase
    SteepleChase Records
    SteepleChase Records is a jazz record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark. SteepleChase was founded in 1972 by Nils Winther, who was a student at Copenhagen University at the time...

    ) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

  • 1974: Duo 2 (SteepleChase
    SteepleChase Records
    SteepleChase Records is a jazz record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark. SteepleChase was founded in 1972 by Nils Winther, who was a student at Copenhagen University at the time...

    ) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

  • 1974: Dark Beauty
    Dark Beauty
    Dark Beauty is an album by American pianist Kenny Drew recorded in 1974 and released on SteepleChase. It was the first album Drew recorded after his only Blue Note recording, Undercurrent, released 13 years before.-Track listing:...

     (SteepleChase
    SteepleChase Records
    SteepleChase Records is a jazz record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark. SteepleChase was founded in 1972 by Nils Winther, who was a student at Copenhagen University at the time...

    ) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

    , Tootie Heath
    Tootie Heath
    Albert "Tootie" Heath is an American jazz hard bop drummer, the brother of tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath and double-bassist Percy Heath.He first recorded in 1957 with John Coltrane. From 1958 to 1974 he worked with, among others, J. J...

  • 1975: Duo Live In Concert (SteepleChase
    SteepleChase Records
    SteepleChase Records is a jazz record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark. SteepleChase was founded in 1972 by Nils Winther, who was a student at Copenhagen University at the time...

    ) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

  • 1976: Morning
    Morning (Kenny Drew album)
    Morning is an album by American pianist Kenny Drew recorded in 1975 and released on SteepleChase Records in 1976. The album was first issued on CD in 1987 with a slightly different cover. "An Evening in the Park" is about an early spring, peaceful bicycling through Copenhagen's Fælledparken, a park...

  • 1978: Home Is Where the Soul Is
    Home Is Where the Soul Is
    Home Is Where The Soul Is is a jazz album by pianist Kenny Drew, recorded in 1978 for Xanadu Records.- Track listing :#Work Song#Prelude to a Kiss#West of Eden#It Could Happen to You#Only You#Three and Four Blues#Yesterdays#Ending- Personnel :...

  • 1978: For Sure!
    For Sure!
    For Sure! is a jazz album by pianist Kenny Drew, recorded in 1978 for Xanadu Records.-Track listing:#"For Sure" #"Mariette" #"Arrival" #"Blues Wail" #"Dark Beauty" #"Context"- Personnel :* Kenny Drew - piano...

  • 1982: It Might As Well Be Spring (Soul Note)
  • 1982: Your Soft Eyes (Soul Note) with Mads Vinding
    Mads Vinding
    Mads Vinding is a Danish jazz double-bassist.He is a Danish jazz musicians, and one of the 'aces of basses' with more than 600 recordings to his credit. Professional at age 16, Vinding became the house-bassplayer at Café Montmartre, the legendary jazz club in Copenhagen...

    , Ed Thigpen
    Ed Thigpen
    Edmund Leonard "Ed" Thigpen was an American jazz drummer, best-known for his work with the Oscar Peterson trio from 1959 to 1965...

  • 1983: And Far Away (Soul Note) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

    , Philip Catherine
    Philip Catherine
    Philip Catherine is a Belgian jazz guitarist.-Biography:He was born in London from an English mother and Belgian father....

    , Barry Altschul
    Barry Altschul
    Barry Altschul is a free jazz drummer who gained fame in the late 1960s with the pianists Paul Bley and Chick Corea.-Biography:...

  • 1983: In Copenhagen (Storyville
    Storyville Records
    Storyville Records is a large international record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark, specializing in jazz and blues music. Besides its original material, Storyville Records has licensed and reissued many vintage jazz recordings that previously appeared on such labels as Paramount Records,...

    ) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

    , Bo Stief
    Bo Stief
    Bo Stief is a Danish jazz and rock bassist, composer, and arranger born in Copenhagen.He has worked or recorded with Don Cherry, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Jackie McLean, George Russell, Kenny Drew and Ben Webster, among many other prominent jazz...

  • 1986: By Request/By Request II (Baystate, now BMG Music Japan) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

    , Ed Thigpen
    Ed Thigpen
    Edmund Leonard "Ed" Thigpen was an American jazz drummer, best-known for his work with the Oscar Peterson trio from 1959 to 1965...

  • 1989: Recollections (Timeless Records
    Timeless
    Timeless means the quality of being eternal, ageless, immortal, or not affected by time. Anachronisms can be regarded as timeless or out of time.It can also refer to:-Music:* Timeless Records, a jazz record label...

    ) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

    , Alvin Queen
  • 1993: At the Brewhouse (Storyville
    Storyville Records
    Storyville Records is a large international record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark, specializing in jazz and blues music. Besides its original material, Storyville Records has licensed and reissued many vintage jazz recordings that previously appeared on such labels as Paramount Records,...

    ) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

    , Alvin Queen
  • 1996: Solo-Duo
    Solo-Duo
    Solo-Duo is a compilation album released after Kenny Drew's death in 1996 consisting of dates recorded in the years of 1966, 1977 and 1983. The album features solo work as well as duo work, performed on separate dates with double-bassists Bo Stief and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.- Track listing...

     (Storyville
    Storyville Records
    Storyville Records is a large international record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark, specializing in jazz and blues music. Besides its original material, Storyville Records has licensed and reissued many vintage jazz recordings that previously appeared on such labels as Paramount Records,...

    ) with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 * Kirk in Copenhagen 1963 * Ben Webster in Denmark 1965-1971 Live at Danish Radio studios, Jazzhus Montmartre and Odd Fellow Palæet - Universal Music Denmark*One Flight Up 1964 *Sunday Walk 1969 - Discography :* My Name Is Albert Ayler 1963 (with...

    , Bo Stief
    Bo Stief
    Bo Stief is a Danish jazz and rock bassist, composer, and arranger born in Copenhagen.He has worked or recorded with Don Cherry, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Jackie McLean, George Russell, Kenny Drew and Ben Webster, among many other prominent jazz...


As sideman


With Svend Asmussen
Svend Asmussen
Svend Asmussen is a jazz violinist from Denmark, known as "The Fiddling Viking". Asmussen grew up in a musical family, starting violin lessons at age 7. At age 16 he first heard recordings by jazz violin great Joe Venuti and began to emulate his style...

  • Prize/Winners (1978)

With Tina Brooks
Tina Brooks
Harold Floyd "Tina" Brooks was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and composer.-Early years:Harold Floyd Brooks was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and was the brother of David "Bubba" Brooks. The nickname "Tina", pronounced Teena, was a slight variation of "Teeny", a childhood moniker....

  • Back to the Tracks
    Back to the Tracks
    Back to the Tracks is an album by hard-bop tenor Tina Brooks recorded in 1960 and released posthumously. The tracks first appeared on a Mosaic 12" LP entitled The Complete Blue Note Recordings of The Tina Brooks Quintets. The album was originally intended as BLP 4052, but, for some reason, it was...

     (1960)
  • The Waiting Game
    The Waiting Game (album)
    The Waiting Game is the final recorded session of hard-bop tenor Tina Brooks, recorded on March 2, 1961 for Blue Note. It was shelved until 2002...

     (1961)

With John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz...

  • High Step
    High Step
    High Step is a jazz double album credited to bassist Paul Chambers and saxophonist John Coltrane, issued in 1975 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BN-LA451...

     (1956)
  • Blue Train
    Blue Train (album)
    Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he conceived...

     (1957)

With Kenny Dorham
Kenny Dorham
McKinley Howard Dorham was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer born in Fairfield, Texas. Dorham's talent is frequently lauded by critics and other musicians, but he never received the kind of attention from the jazz establishment that many of his peers did...

  • Show Boat
    Show Boat (Kenny Dorham album)
    Show Boat is an album by American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham featuring performances of tunes from the Jerome Kern musical Show Boat recorded in 1960 and released on the Time label.-Reception:...

     (1960)
  • Whistle Stop
    Whistle Stop (Kenny Dorham album)
    Whistle Stop is a jazz studio album by Kenny Dorham. It features very famous musicians such as Hank Mobley on tenor sax and Paul Chambers on bass. It was recorded in January 1961 at Van Gelder Studio, in Englewood Cliffs. It was originally released as BST 84063 and BLP 4063 and was remastered in...

     (1961)

With Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and an Academy Award-nominated actor . He is regarded as one of the first and most important musicians to adapt the bebop musical language of people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the tenor saxophone...

  • Daddy Plays the Horn
    Daddy Plays the Horn
    Daddy Plays the Horn is a 1955 jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon.- Reception :The Billboard review stated that the album was "not too original, but it swings" and mentioned that Gordon played "some top-flight, Lester Young-inspired tenor here, with a more robust sound than that of the master...

     (1955)
  • Dexter Calling...
    Dexter Calling...
    Dexter Calling... is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. "Soul Sister", "I Want More" and "Ernie's Tune" were written for the 1962 experimental movie The Connection.-Reception:...

     (1961)
  • One Flight Up
    One Flight Up
    One Flight Up is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1964 in Paris and released on the Blue Note label.-Reception:...

     (1964)

With Grant Green
Grant Green
Grant Green was a jazz guitarist and composer....

  • Sunday Mornin'
    Sunday Mornin'
    Sunday Mornin' is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1961...

     (1961)

With Jackie McLean
Jackie McLean
John Lenwood McLean was an American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, born in New York City.-Biography:McLean's father, John Sr., played guitar in Tiny Bradshaw's orchestra...

  • Jackie's Bag
    Jackie's Bag
    Jackie's Bag is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1959 and 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.-Reception:The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "the music on Jackie's Bag finds McLean in a staunchly hard bop mode, with occasional hints...

     (1960)
  • Bluesnik
    Bluesnik
    Bluesnik is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label.-Reception:The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Many critics-as well as jazz fans hold to the opinion that Bluesnik may be McLean's most accessible...

     (1961)

With Ray Nance
Ray Nance
Ray Willis Nance was a jazz trumpeter, violinist and singer.Nance is best known for his long association with Duke Ellington through most of the 1940s and 1950s, after he was hired to replace Cootie Williams in 1940...

  • Huffin'n'Puffin'
    Huffin'n'Puffin'
    Huffin'n'Puffin' is a rare jazz album with quadruple threat Ray Nance as bandleader.-Track listing:Side A# He Huffed 'n Puffed - 5:50# Some Of These Days - 5:40# I Can't Get Started - 4:35# Struttin' With Some Barbeque - 4:08Side B...

     (1971)

With Chet Baker
Chet Baker
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer.Though his music earned him a large following , Baker's popularity was due in part to his "matinee idol-beauty" and "well-publicized drug habit."He died in 1988 in Amsterdam, the...

  • (Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You
    (Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You
    -CD Reissue bonus tracks:-Personnel:*Chet Baker - vocals, trumpet*Kenny Drew - piano*Sam Jones - bass*George Morrow - bass*Philly Joe Jones - drums*Dannie Richmond - drums...

     (1958)

With Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins is a Grammy-winning American jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, including "St...

  • Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
    Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
    -Track listing:# "The Stopper" - 2:59# "Almost Like Being in Love" - 3:26# "No Moe" - 3:32# "In a Sentimental Mood" - 3:20# "Scoops" - 2:16...

     (1951)
  • Tour de Force
    Tour de Force (Sonny Rollins album)
    Tour de Force is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins featuring his final recordings for the Prestige label performed by Rollins with Kenny Drew, George Morrow, and Max Roach with vocals by Earl Coleman on two tracks.-References:...

     (1956)

With Ben Webster
Ben Webster
Benjamin Francis Webster , a.k.a. "The Brute" or "Frog," was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. Webster, born in Kansas City, Missouri, was considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young...

  • Stormy Weather (1970)

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