13 January 2008
KENNY BARRON - THE GOLDEN LOTUS
Kenny Barron for Muse from 1980.
John Stubblefield-Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)Buster Williams-Bass Steve Nelson-Vibraphone
Ben Riley-Drums Kenny Barron-Piano
Solid 1980 session with the always vibrant, challenging pianist Kenny Barron and the underrated saxophonist John Stubblefield in fiery form. Steve Nelson began generating interest on vibes with his playing on this session ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide
A great Kenny Barron side for Muse, one of the best from a label that has a lot of remarkable sleepers on it. Like the best Muse sides, this set does a great job of straddling the line between forward looking modal playing and relaxed soul jazz, combining the best elements of both. And as you might imagine from the title, there is a bit of spiritual and eastern influence creeping in on some of the numbers-Dusty Groove
Ripped @320 from the now deleted 32jazz cd reissue