SCCD 31297 Ugly Beauty / Kevin Hays Trio
When Producer Nils Winther heard him in 1990 on a Ron McClure recording (SCCD 31279 “Never Forget”), he knew immediately he found an exceptional talent. Kevin Hays cut his first leader album for the label three months after the McClure date at the age of 22.
This is his second leader album and like his debut album it shows his incredible maturity especially on ballads.
Kevin who was already one of the rising stars on the New York scene caused quite a stir with his CDs.
“ Hays’ development will be interesting to watch …” (Cadence)
“… Voil� , � coup sûr, un pianiste dont on reparlera ..” (Jazz In Time)
1. Shade of jade (Joe Henderson)
2. Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn)
3. The well (Kevin Hays)
4. Ugly beauty (Thelonious Monk)
5. Pompeian (Bobby Hutcherson)
6. Detour ahead (Frigo/Carter)
7. Big Nick (John Coltrane)
8. How the mighty fall (Pat Zimmerli)
9. United (Wayne Shorter)