Kenny Barron Trio – Book Of Intuition

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Book of Intuition is a studio album by jazz pianist Kenny Barron with bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Jonathan Blake. The album was released on March 4, 2016 via Impulse! Records label.

The album contains 10 tracks, of which seven are Barron’s original compositions written in a period of time. Two pieces, “In the Slow Lane” and “Prayer”, were featured in the soundtrack for 2010 film Another Harvest Moon. Book of Intuition is Barron’s first trio album in 20 some years—since Wanton Spirit with Charlie Haden and Roy Haynes. Barron has performed onstage with Kitagawa and Blake for 20 and 10 years respectively, yet he has never recorded an album with his long-time trio, until the present occasion.

The album earned the trio a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album (

Track listing:
1. “Magic Dance” (Kenny Barron) 7:51
2. “Bud Like” (Kenny Barron) 5:28
3. “Cook’s Bay” (Kenny Barron) 6:00
4. “In the Slow Lane” (Kenny Barron) 6:34
5. “Shuffle Boil” (Thelonious Monk) 6:55
6. “Light Blue” (Thelonious Monk) 4:09
7. “Lunacy” (Kenny Barron) 5:09
8. “Dreams” (Kenny Barron) 5:59
9. “Prayer” (Kenny Barron) 4:43
10. “Nightfall” (Charlie Haden) 7:06

Kenny Barron – piano
Kiyoshi Kitagawa – double bass
Johnathan Blake – drums


Released: March 4, 2016
Recorded: July 3–4, 2015
Studio Avatar Studios
Length: 66:00
Label: Impulse!
Producer: Jean-Philippe Allard, Kenny Barro