Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wynton Kelly

Artist:  Wynton Kelly
Birth Name:  Wynton Charles Kelly
Born:  December 2, 1931.  Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died:  April 12, 1971 (Aged 39).  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre:  Jazz, Harp Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Composer
Instruments:  Piano

Wynton Kelly was a Jamaican American Jazz Pianist and Composer.  He began playing professionally at the age 12, and was pianist on No. 1 R&B Hit at the age of 16.  He become as accompanist to singer Dinah Washington, and as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's band, and played with other leaders such as Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Roland Kirk, Wes Montgomery and Sonny Rollins and Vocalists Betty Carter, Billie Holiday and Abbey Lincoln.  He attracted the most attention as part of Miles Davis's band from 1959, including an appearance on Kind Of Blue, that the best-selling Jazz Album ever!.

Title:  Piano  (1989)
Genre:  Jazz, Harp Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Label:  Original Jazz Classics
Rating:   *****


 1.  Whisper Not  (7:12)
 2.  Action  (7:12)
 3.  Dark Eyes  (5:59)
 4.  Dark Eyes (Take 3)  (5:19)
 5.  Strong Man  (5:17)
 6.  I'll Wind  (4:25)
 7.  Don't Explain  (5:36)
 8.  You Can't Get Away  (6:24)

Bonus Track:  on Track 4


Wynton Kelly:  Piano
Kenny Burrell:  Guitar
Paul Chambers:  Double Bass
Philly Joe Jones:  Drums

Piano is an album by Wynton Kelly, originally released in 1958, remastered and reissued on August 26, 1989 by Original Jazz Classics, featuring Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.

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