WorldCat Identities

Drew, Kenny

Works: 335 works in 1,452 publications in 4 languages and 8,748 library holdings
Genres: Concert films  Nonfiction films  Concert television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Jazz  Blues (Music)  Music videos  Saxophone music (Jazz) 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Composer, Musician, Other
Classifications: M1366, 781.65
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kenny Drew
Dexter Gordon live in '63 & '64 by Dexter Gordon( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacles musicaux filmés le 29 juillet 1964 par la télévision hollandaise à Amersfoort en Hollande; le 20 septembre 1963 au Lugano Festival Internazionale à Lugano en Suisse et le 8 janvier 1964 à Bruxelles en Belgique
Sonny Rollins live in '65 & '68( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances featuring the jazz saxophonist filmed for Danish television. The first is from the 1965 Copenhagen Jazz Festival and the second for the 1968 television program, Saxophone Colossus
Kenny Drew Trio by Kenny Drew Trio( )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man bites harmonica! by Toots Thielemans( )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodbye by Gene Ammons( )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dexter calling-- by Dexter Gordon( Recording )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonny boy by Sonny Rollins( )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Copenhagen by Warne Marsh( )

14 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undercurrent by Kenny Drew( Recording )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kenny Drew was an unsung master of bebop. A brilliant pianist who started with the example of Bud Powell and then developed his own sound within the style, in the '50s Drew worked with some of the most important innovators of all time including Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Buddy DeFranco, Dinah Washington and Art Blakey. By 1960 when he recorded Undercurrent, Drew had already led ten albums of his own, mostly with duos and trios. Oddly enough he only had the opportunity to lead two albums in his life for Blue Note, an early effort from 1953 and the classic Undercurrent. Joined in a quintet by the young firebrand trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, the always-stimulating tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes, the 32-year old pianist shows that he was ready to truly make his mark on the jazz world. All six compositions are his, and in his accompaniment of the passionate horn men and also in his soulful solos, Drew shows that he was one of the major hard bop stylists. This high energy album, which finds Hubbard, Mobley and Drew consistently inspiring each other to come up with heated statements, has many of the pianist's finest compositions including the roaring "Undercurrent", the bluesy "Funk-Cosity", the gospellish "The Pot's On", the well titled "Groovin' The Blues" and the beautiful "Ballade". Kenny Drew, who would move permanently to Europe in 1964 and would not lead another album until 1973, is heard throughout at the peak of his powers, creating his finest recording."--Publisher's website
Bluesnik by Jackie McLean( Recording )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birdland 1951 by Miles Davis( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habanera by Paquito D'Rivera( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunday mornin' by Grant Green( )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Griffin Sextet by Johnny Griffin Sextet( )

6 editions published between 1958 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tour de force by Sonny Rollins( )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whistle stop by Kenny Dorham( Recording )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opnamen van de Amerikaanse jazztrompettist met zijn kwintet
Jazz icons by David Peck( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full-length concerts and in-studio jazz performances, in part with vocals or for big band
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.34 for Dexter Gor ... to 0.56 for Goodbye / ...)

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Alternative Names
Drew, K.

Drew, Kenneth Sidney.

Drew, Kenneth Sidney 1928-1993

Drew, Kenneth Sidney "Kenny".


Kenny Drew Amerikaans pianist (1928-1993)

Kenny Drew amerikansk musiker

Kenny Drew amerykański pianista jazzowy

Kenny Drew la pli maljuna

Kenny Drew músic estatunidenc

Kenny Drew musicien américain

Kenny Drew músico estadounidense

Kenny Drew pianista statunitense

Kenny Drew senior amerikanischer Jazz-Pianist

Кенні Дрю американський джазовий піаніст

کنی درو موسیقی‌دان آمریکایی


English (21)

German (6)

French (3)

Dutch (1)