Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Kenny Kirkland (1991)

In the '80s, I enjoyed Kirkland's keyboard work with Wynton Marsalis and Sting, so I was excited when this solo release came out.  Kirkland's playing is exquisite and his beautiful trademark voicings/chord substitutions are present, but the original material is too weak to hold my interest despite the quality performances.  As a result, this CD gets little playing time around here.  Sadly, Kirkland died of congestive heart failure in 1998 at age 43.  This was his only album as a leader.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart:  Did not chart

Tracks:  There's a nice take on Bud Powell's tune, Celia.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD:  None

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