everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!
A consummate pianist/composer, Kenny Drew made his first LP as a leader for Blue Note in 1953. In the ensuing years, he contributed to many great sessions including John Coltrane’s Blue Train. This 1960 quintet date with the cream of Blue Note’s stable at the time (Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes) represents some of his finest work as a pianist and as a writer.
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