Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, March 16 will present “The Career of Kenny Barron.” Born in Philadelphia in 1943, this jazz piano master began his recording career in 1960 at the age of 17 with recordings with Yusef Lateef and his brother tenor saxophonist Bill Barron. To date, Kenny Barron has 564 recording sessions to his credit with 54 as a leader. He had a five-year stints with Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz and recorded with just about everyone who is anyone in jazz. In addition to work on his own projects, tonight’s show presents Kenny Barron with Regina Carter, Kevin Mahogany, Clark Terry and Benny Carter, Sphere, J.J. Johnson and Al Grey. Dizzy Gillespie, Mark Whitfield, Stan Getz, the Ron Carter Piccolo Bass Quartet, Bobby Hutcherson, Little Jimmy Scott, Jim Hall, Joe Henderson, Joshua Breakstone, Judy Niemack and James Moody.
The Slide Show shows my photographs of some of the musicians heard on tonight's show.
Here is a video of Kenny Barron (p) and David Holland (b) playing "Billie's Bounce" at Jazz à la Villette in France in 2012.