The inspiration for this recording project was Ballads, the supremely beautiful John Coltrane Quartet album. But one of many albums created by the legendary quartet of John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones, Ballads is a classic in the best sense of the word, meaning that it is timeless and stands as art. Style and stylists come and go, but this this album will simply go on forever.
On the CD recorded here, Kenny Barron, Bob Sheppard, Dave Ellis, Peter Barshay, and Lewis Nash pay tribute to these jazz greats my making this selection of ballads their own, keeping them surprising and making them new again.
A Table for Two was produced and recorded by Sharon O'Connor. Sharon O'Connor travels the world collaborating with great chefs and musicians, bringing together food, art, music, and travel to create Menus and Music® and MusicCooks®, her two best-selling series.
Kenny Barron Ensemble:
Kenny Baron, piano; Bob Sheppard,saxophones and flute; Dave Ellis, saxophones; Peter Barshay, bass; Lewis Nash, drums
Liner notes include two recipes:
Roasted Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese Flans
Caramelized Apples with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce
2% of proceeds are donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“Sharon O’Connor puts it all together in the wonderful idea of Menus and
Music, with recipes from some of the finest restaurants in the world, matched
up with some of the finest music the world has ever known.”
Gene Burns, Host “Dining Around” KGO Radio San Francisco
“You will love this!”
Michele Anna Jordan, “Mouthful” KRCB Sonoma, California