Charlie Haden and Kenny Barron – Twilight Song

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Twilight Song” (Kenny Barron)

from the album Night and the City (1998).

Night and the City is a live album by bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Kenny Barron recorded at the Iridium Jazz Club in 1996 and released on the Verve label.

“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.” – Richard S. Ginell/AllMusic.

Kenny Barron — piano
Charlie Haden — bass


Released: 1998
Recorded: September 20, 21 & 22, 1996
Label: Verve
Producer Charlie Haden and Ruth Cameron