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Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio featuring Johnathan Blake – Without Deception (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio featuring Johnathan Blake – Without Deception (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:32 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Dare2 Records

Dare2 Records is thrilled to announce the release of Without Deception, the intimate and adventurous debut recording by the Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio featuring Johnathan Blake. The album expands on the fruitful relationship forged by the two jazz icons over the course of more than three decades with the rejuvenating addition of the masterful young drummer.

In 2014, producer Jean-Philippe Allard had the bright idea of getting Kenny Barron and Dave Holland in the studio together. They were longtime friends but they had never tried out playing together in a duo. The American pianist and English double bassist ended up making the wonderful and well-named The Art of Conversation, published with Impulse! Six years later, and this art of the conversation continues with a new member: drummer Jonathan Blake, 30 years their junior. The trio unveils an impeccably high-voltage project, dominated by the art of listening as well as a certain sense of good taste. Every month, there are heapfuls of piano/drum/double-bass albums released, but this one stands out by means of its emphasis on improvisation without looking to revolutionize a format which is in no particular rush to be revolutionized. An album absolutely filled with beauty, as on Duke Ellington’s Warm Valley where Barron’s technique is astoundingly precise and refined. – Marc Zisman

1. Porto Alegre (5:20)
2. Second Thoughts (5:51)
3. Without Deception (6:35)
4. Until Then (6:50)
5. Speed Trap (6:49)
6. Secret Places (6:58)
7. Pass It On (6:01)
8. Warm Valley (7:39)
9. I Remember When (8:27)
10. Worry Later (5:04)

Kenny Barron: piano
Dave Holland: bass
Johnathan Blake: drums


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