Rodney Kendrick – The Colors Of Rhythm (2014/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:25 minutes | 785 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Impulse!
For many years, Rodney Kendrick was the musical director and pianist for Abbey Lincoln. The 54 year old pianist and keyboarder wanted to express, as he states in the liner notes of his new trio album “The Colors Of Rhythm” (Impulse), “the sweet and the sour, the dark and the light, the bad and the good, as well as the brilliant overlooked beauty that is intrinsically woven throughout this music.”
Over the years, Kendrick, who was born in Philadelphia and raised in Miami, has learned from and played with the greatest. Barry Harris taught him the literacy of the music and once he arrived in New York, soon after he was part of the Art Blakey Breakfast Jam, a session that started early in the mornings and went on for hours with a lot of peers attending.
One of the artists from those days is Cindy Blackman Santana who Kendrick is using as his drummer for the new album. He even named a song after her (“Cindy”) which is a rather short, but effective showcase for the vibrant musician.
1. Rodney Kendrick – Music DNA
2. Rodney Kendrick – Honeysuckle Rose
3. Rodney Kendrick – Remembering
4. Rodney Kendrick – Round Midnight
5. Rodney Kendrick – Cindy
6. Rodney Kendrick – Body And Soul
7. Rodney Kendrick – Caravan
8. Rodney Kendrick – Aminata