Live In Slovenia (1998)
Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron
“An Evening With Two Greats”
Pianist Kenny Barron, who first gained recognition playing with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in the 1960s, has long been a major modern straight ahead jazz pianist, one with his own relaxed and swinging style.
Bassist Charlie Haden, who came to fame as an avant-gardist with the Ornette Coleman Quartet, was a very versatile player with his own large sound and thoughtful style.
In 1998 Haden and Barron performed duets at a concert in Slovenia.
During extensive versions of “Gone With The Wind” (which is taken as a piano solo), Haden’s classic “First Song,” “Cherokee,” “Twilight Song,” and “ Everything Happens To Me,” Haden and Barron create classic jazz.
Kenny Barron, piano
Charlie Haden, bass
– Scott Yanow