Invitation (Kenny Barron album)

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Studio album by
Kenny Barron Quartet
RecordedDecember 20, 1990
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelCriss Cross Jazz
Criss 1044
ProducerPeter Leitch
Kenny Barron chronology
Live at Maybeck Recital Hall Volume Ten

Invitation is an album by pianist Kenny Barron which was recorded in late 1990 and first released on the Dutch Criss Cross Jazz label.[1][2][3][4][5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[6]

In his review on Allmusic, Stephen Cook stated "Invitation finds Barron in full maturity as a writer and in the sympathetic company of tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, bassist David Williams, and drummer Lewis Nash ... Throughout, Ralph Moore's choice tenor lines glide over the notes, Lewis Nash's tasteful drumming impressively anchors the group, and Barron's inventive solos ride atop the band in full stride. With great material, solid playing, and the full Criss Cross sound, Invitation ends up as one of Kenny Barron's finest outings of the 1990s".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Kenny Barron except where noted.

  1. "Namely You" (Gene de Paul, Johnny Mercer) - 9:14
  2. "And Then Again" - 5:22
  3. "Dew Drop" - 4:39
  4. "Invitation" (Bronisław Kaper, Paul Francis Webster) - 7:41
  5. "Joanne Julia" - 7:09
  6. "Afternoon in Paris" (John Lewis) - 7:18
  7. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) - 8:41
  8. "Blue Monk" (Thelonious Monk) - 7:28



  1. ^ Criss Cross Jazz: album entry accessed January 9, 2017
  2. ^ Kenny Barron Catalog accessed January 9, 2017
  3. ^ Kenny Barron: recordings accessed January 9, 2017
  4. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Kenny Barron accessed January 9, 2017
  5. ^ Fitzgerald, M. Kenny Barron Discography, accessed January 20, 2019
  6. ^ a b Cook, Stephen. Kenny Barron – Invitation: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 9, 2017.