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The son of pianist Kenny Drew, who rose to fame in the 1950s and ’60s, Kenny Drew Jr. made his own way with a virtuosic career in both jazz and classical music. He favored direct, single-note lines, but could also play in a full orchestral style.
This episode of Piano Jazz is in memory of pianist Kenny Drew Jr., who died Aug. 3. He was 56.
Originally broadcast in the fall of 1992.
- “In Walked Bud” (Monk)
- “Ugly Beauty” (Monk)
- “Falling In Love With Love” (Rodgers & Hart)
- “Yesterdays” (Kern, Harbach)
- “Coral Sea” (Drew Jr.)
- “Indian Summer” (Herbert, Dobin)
- “You And The Night And The Music” (Dietz, Schwartz)