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Half Note Announces A New Release From Kenny Werner "Balloons" Featuring Randy Brecker, David Sanchez, John Patitucci, Antonio Sanchez

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Kenny Werner New York—Half Note Records announces the arrival of an advanced new work by pianist Kenny Werner
Kenny Werner
Kenny Werner
b.1951
piano
, his fifth album for the label. On it, the influential composer assembles a sterling group of associates for an in-depth examination of four originals, all showcasing his singular approach to composition and the quintetʼs collective approach to improvisation.

Recorded live at the Blue Note, the music represents a leap forward for Werner, who last year earned a Guggenheim Fellowship Award with his masterwork, No Beginning, No End. Balloonsʼ tracks reflect Wernerʼs adventurous nature; they are spirited, lyrical, possessing song-like qualities that evoke both a meditative air and the effortless whimsy of children at play.

As Bill Milkowski writes in his liner notes, “Whether playing in large orchestral settings, with his quintet or solo, pianist Kenny Werner always seeks that place where the music unfolds effortlessly, organically. Itʼs a place of deep inner connection, a level that goes beyond playing to where the music, essentially, plays itself."

TRACK TITLES:

  1. Sada
  2. Siena
  3. Balloons
  4. Class Dismissed


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