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The great American pianist Kenny Werner together with the tasteful drummer Ari Hoenig and versatile bass virtuoso Johannes Weidenmüller play seamless music in trio, transporting “The Melody” to the forefront.
There is a sparkling brilliance to the pieces on this CD. The wide-awake interaction and tongue-in-cheek looseness of the playing captivates straight away. Every bar draws forth unexpected subtleties as the three engage in a seamless high-intensity give-and-take. There is a good reason why pianist Kenny Werner calls this recording “The Melody”. A finely ramified cooperation converges into a gripping melody-in-trio. And there’s humor within. The popular ballad “Try to Remember” dances through several scintillating transformations before ending with a tip of the hat to Sonny Rollin’s calypso classic St. Thomas. Surprises are casually dispersed throughout the pieces – The Kenny Werner Trio’s strong statement as to the vitality of a jazz form rich in tradition: the jazz trio.
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