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Werner, Kenny / Balloons
Album:Balloons Collection:Jazz
Artist:Werner, Kenny Added:05/2011
Label:Half Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-21 Pull Date:2011-07-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:24 Jul17 Jul26 Jun19 Jun12 Jun5 Jun
Airplays:111211

 Recent Airplay
1.May 18, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Sada
4.Jun 20, 2011:Futurebeat Radio
Balloons, Sada
2.Jul 21, 2011:YOUTH DEMOGRAPHIC RADIO
Sada
5.Jun 17, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Sada
3.Jul 15, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Sada
6.Jun 14, 2011:Rebop
Class Dismissed

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2011-05-21 
KENNY WERNER: Balloons
Half Note, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Impressive quintet recorded live at the Blue Note in New York. These pieces evolve slowly, with an emphasis on emotion and harmony – and both of those aspects run very deep indeed. The band is stocked with star players who clearly feel this music: their solos are truly eloquent and their group rapport feels absolutely seamless.

Kenny Werner : piano
Randy Brecker : trumpet & flugelhorn
David Sanchez : tenor saxophone
John Patitucci : bass
Antonio Sanchez : drums

Try any track. All very good

1. 12:20 – hauntingly graceful and bittersweet, with spirited piano & sax solos
2. 11:49 – optimistic feel: solos really sing over churning rhythm, great trumpet
3. 17:48 – naïve whimsy mixed with aching sadness: lengthy piano intro and pensive bass, then flugelhorn and sax take flight in gorgeous solos
4. 11:45 – upbeat, with highly complex structure and a very cool drum solo

[ Fo ] 05/21/11

Track Listing
1.Sada 3.Balloons
2.Siena 4.Class Dismissed