Friday, September 16, 2016

Kenny Washington - Moanin (Live at Jazzhus Montmartre) 2016 STORYVILLE RECORDS

The recordings on this release are chosen from three terrific evenings at Montmartre in October 2015, during Kenny’s second visit to Copenhagen. “Those of us who attended the concerts witnessed the great affection that developed between Kenny and the audience; the public simply wouldn’t let him leave the stage,” writes Christian Brorsen, music director at Jazzhus Montmartre.  A smiling Jacob Christoffersen distributed warmth from behind the piano, and bassist Jesper Bodilsen and Zoltan Csorsz easily join the magnificent musical union.

Kenny Washington is an authentic virtuoso who exposes new facets of himself every time he performs. The quintet extracts new warmth from classics such as “Do You Know What It Means to Miss Orleans” an excel  on the title track “Moanin’”. Kenny’s talent puts him among the world’s best jazz vocalists—at the very top of the list!

01. Moanin (Live)
02. What Is This Thing Called Love (Live)
03. It Got It Bad And That Aint Good (Live)
04. Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (Live)
05. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Live)

Kenny Washington - vocals
Jacob Christoffersen - piano
Jesper Bodilsen - bass
Zoltan Csörsz - drums