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Night and the City


Download links and information about Night and the City by Kenny Barron, Charlie Haden. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 01:10:43 minutes.

Artist: Kenny Barron, Charlie Haden
Release date: 1996
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 7
Duration: 01:10:43
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No. Title Length
1. Twilight Song 12:45
2. For Heaven's Sake 10:46
3. Spring Is Here 10:20
4. Body and Soul 10:25
5. You Don't Know What Love Is 6:59
6. Waltz for Ruth 8:27
7. The Very Thought of You 11:01



The third in a series of Charlie Haden duet projects for Verve in the 1990s finds the increasingly nostalgia-minded bass player working New York City's Iridium jazz club with pianist Kenny Barron. Moreover, it is entirely possible that we are getting a skewed view of the gig; according to Haden, he and his co-producer wife Ruth tilted this album heavily in the direction of romantic ballads, eliminating the bebop and avant-garde numbers that the two may have also played at the club. Be that as it may, this is still a thoughtful, intensely musical, sometimes haunting set of performances, with Barron displaying a high level of lyrical sensitivity and Haden applying his massive tone sparingly. Most of the seven tracks are fantasias on well-known standards, although one of the most eloquent performances on the disc is Barron's playing on his own "Twilight Song." If Haden deliberately set out to create a single reflective mood, he certainly succeeded, although those coming to Haden for the first time through this and most of his other '90s CDs would never suspect that this man once played such a fire-breathing role in the jazz avant-garde. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi