Barron, Kenny Quintet / Concentric Circles
Album: Concentric Circles   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Barron, Kenny Quintet   Added:May 2018
Label:Blue Note Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-05-30 Pull Date: 2018-08-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jun 24
Airplays: 1 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 18, 2021: No Cover, No Minimum: Monday Edition (rebroadcast from Jul 2, 2018)
L's Bop
4. Jul 21, 2018: the cacophony hour
Blue Waters
2. Oct 11, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
Blue Waters
5. Jul 20, 2018: Hangin in the bone yard
3. Jul 26, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
I'm Just Sayin'
6. Jul 19, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
Blue Waters

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-05-28
Reviewed: 2018-05-28
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Hard to believe that, as Kenny Barron turns 75, his latest release is as muscular, fleet, and entertaining as any debut by any man two-thirds his age. Trust Barron's deeply-versed quintet to swing like a big band plus, and leap out at you with a jumping, bop personality. Always a passionate player and a writer with a tight, expansive flair, Barron is devoted to the expression of each player within the whole.
If You Like: Duke Ellington , Charles Mingus, Wynton Kelly
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ DPW (4:51) – drums start> uptempo swinging bop jam> sax solo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
*2/ Concentric Circles (7:26) – piano starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> sax solo> bass solo> midtempo jam slows to fade
*3/ Blue Waters (5:39) – drums start> midtempo jam swings uptempo> piano solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
*4/ A Short Journey (5:28) – piano starts > slow jam> piano solo> sax solo> trumpet splo> slow jam> fade
5/ Aquelele Frevo Axe (8:15) – piano starts slow> slow tempo jam with Latin vibe> piano solo> sax solo swings to midtempo jam> slow fade
*6/ Von Hangman (4:43) – drums start> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
7/ In The Dark (7:00) – bass starts> slow jam like a funeral dirge> piano solo> slow fade
*8/ Baile (5;16) – piano starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> sax solo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> piano solo> jam> crescendo end
**9/ L’s Bop (5:54) – drums start> uptempo bop jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*10/ I’m Just Sayin’ (6:51) – piano starts hesitantly> playful midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*11/ Reflections (4:44) – midtempo piano solo> quick stop

Track Listing
1. D P W   6. Von Hangman
2. Concentric Circles   7. In The Dark
3. Blue Waters   8. Baile
4. A Short Journey   9. L's Bop
5. Aquele Frevo Axe   10. I'm Just Sayin'
  11. Reflections