Kenny Barron: Witchcraft
Witchcraft (aka Witch Craft)
Kenny Barron (piano)
Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 10 (Concord Jazz CCD-4466)
Kenny Barron (piano).
Composed by Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh.
Recorded: Maybeck Recital Hall, Berkeley, CA, December 3, 1990
Rating: 95/100 (learn more)
"I'll charm the air to give a sound," the First Witch cackles to her weird sisters, "while you perform your antic round." Cue music. During the early 1600s when Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, King James himself believed in witchcraft, and music's association with paganism, sorcery and magick was well established. In the four turbulent centuries from Macbeth to Maybeck, that much hasn't changed. Music remains as enchanting as ever, especially in the bubbling cauldron of Kenny Barron's Yamaha S-400 B. Gliding on the keyboard as nimbly as a crone riding her broomstick across a moonlit Halloween sky, Kenny casts his spell.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz