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September 2004

Kenny Werner Trio
Peace: Live at the Blue Note
Half Note Records

Kenny Werner has worked with marvelous bass and drum teams before, but the hookup he achieves with his current bandmates is striking. Peace: Live at the Blue Note (Half Note) finds bassist Johannes Weidenmueller and drummer Ari Hoenig demonstrating an uncommon rapport with the pianist leader, who remains in top form throughout. Hear how the trio navigates the shifting time signatures of Werner's "All Things Are You," his cleverly reconstituted take on "All the Things You Are" and the variable grooves of Thelonious Monk's "Evidence," or molds the perfect hushed atmosphere for Werner's flowing interpretation of Horace Silver's ballad "Peace."

Originally published in September 2004
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