Kenny Werner On Piano Jazz

NPR Piano Jazz week continues with this 2007 hour long interview with the always fascinating Kenny Werner. From NPR:

Pianist, composer and author Kenny Werner is known for his 1996 book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, which has become a university textbook for improvising musicians and other artists. His album of original compositions, No Beginning No End — a meditation on loss, death and renewal — was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2010. On this episode of Piano Jazz, originally broadcast in 2007, Werner joins host Marian McPartland for a set of tunes by Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Steve Swallow and more.

“I like Kenny’s touch. It’s very delicate,” McPartland says. “That first Steve Swallow tune, ‘Falling Grace,’ is so pretty, and nobody ever plays it much. I was glad to hear it. And playing ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ and ‘Waltz for Debbie’ together was a lot of fun. I thought those tunes came off quite well.”

The set list of songs played during the hour long show include Falling Grace, Peace, Very Early, In the Days of Our Love, In a Sentimental Mood, I Had a King, Free Piece, and Waltz for Debbie.

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