Artist: Kenny Barron, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Johnathan Blake
Title: Book Of Intuition
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 01:00:06
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Impulse! Records

He has played brilliantly alongside double bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Johnathan Blake for quite a few years, but Kenny Barron had not yet released an album with this addictive rhythmic approach that suits him so well. The result jumps out at the listener immediately with the magnificent Book Of Intuition released on Impulse!. Elegant, intelligent, refined and with a more than perfect swing, this record is an ambassador for the famous motto: less is more. Not a note overboard, No technical showboating. Each theme (all bearing Barron’s signature except for two covers Thelonious Monk, Shuffle Boil and Light Blue, and one by Charlie Haden, Nightfall) is discussed here with formidable class. Kenny Barron is one of the last giants of the eternal and timeless piano, and one that does not seek to revolutionize the genre nor the instrument but rather to find the just the right tone. A project that succeeds thanks to the precious involvement of Kitagawa and Blake. The three musicians reach a sort of aesthetic grace together here. A great album to listen again and again.


  1. Magic Dance – 7:54
  2. Bud Like – 5:30
  3. Cook’s Bay – 6:02
  4. In the Slow Lane – 6:34
  5. Shuffle Boil – 6:55
  6. Light Blue – 4:09
  7. Lunacy – 5:10
  8. Dreams – 5:59
  9. Prayer – 4:44
  10. Nightfall – 7:12