Kenny Barron on hearing Coltrane live
NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT...
Impressions (John Coltrane)
CD: Live at the Village Vanguard
Originally released 1961, 2007 The Verve Music Group
MOST MUSICIANS CAN RECALL A PARTICULAR EXPERIENCE EARLY IN LIFE THAT PROPELLED THEM DOWN THE PATH OF MUSIC. NEA JAZZ MASTER KENNY BARRON...
Kenny Barron: I think one of the highlights for me was when I was still living in Philadelphia hearing John Coltrane live for the first time at the Showboat in Philadelphia. And he had Elvin Jones and I was just flabbergasted. I had never in my life heard anybody like Elvin Jones, let alone what Trane was playin. I mean, I was just there with my mouth open all night.
MUSIC: up and fades
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH PIANIST KENNY BARRON WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.