Kenny Drew Trio

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Kenny Drew Trio
Kenny Drew Trio.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Drew
Released 1956
Recorded September 20 & 26, 1956
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:51
Label Riverside
RLP 12-224
Producer Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer
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Kenny Drew Trio is an album by pianist Kenny Drew recorded in 1956 and released on the Riverside label.[1] The album features Drew's tribute to jazz patron Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter "Blues for Nica." This band would be the rhythm section the following year on sessions for John Coltrane that would yield his Blue Train album.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Although Drew would have to move to Europe in the early '60s in order to get the recognition he deserved, it is obvious (in hindsight) from this enjoyable date that he was already a major improviser".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Caravan" Juan Tizol 4:56
2. "Come Rain or Come Shine" Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer 6:08
3. "Ruby, My Dear" Thelonious Monk 5:46
4. "Weird-O" Hank Mobley 4:04

Side two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Taking A Chance On Love" Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter 4:42
2. "When You Wish Upon a Star" Leigh Harline, Ned Washington 5:19
3. "Blues for Nica" Kenny Drew 5:31
4. "It's Only a Paper Moon" Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose 6:25



  1. ^ Kenny Drew discography accessed June 7, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Kenny Drew Trio – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 65. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.