My favorite track from this beautiful album, which is Kenny Kirkland’s final recorded performance (“Doctone” was Kenny’s nickname). The whole album was recorded in just one session, and the musicians planned to go back to studio to re-record a few takes. Kenny’s playing is spectacular as always - those monster, McCoy Tyner-like chords at the intro are amazing. It’s a great posthumous tribute to this very missed pianist.
Wynton Marsalis and his family are jazz royalty. Named after the pianist Wynton Kelly, he recorded this album when he was only 19 years old with his brother Branford on sax and his hero Miles Davis’s second famous rhythm section keeping time behind them. This is considered the definitive version of this tune, composed by the great Tony Williams.
The biggest problem with American music right now, is that kids don’t listen. They come by it honestly, Americans don’t listen anyway. When people go to concerts, they say I’m going to see… not, I’m going to hear.