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Kenny Barron: Things Unseen

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Kenny Barron’s seasoned crew of drummer Victor Lewis, saxophonist John Stubblefield, trumpeter Eddie Henderson and bassist David Williams, is augmented for this date by John Scofield’s distinctive guitar, percussionist Mino Cinelu-with whom Barron crafted one of ’96’s most rewarding recordings-and newcomer Naoko Terai on violin. Barron, who has achieved something akin to MVP status among piano players primarily for his broad capacity to enhance whoever’s session or record date he lays hands on, should also be recognized for his ability to artfully craft recordings under his imprimatur. The elegant Things Unseen continues that craft.

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