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Personnel:
Brian Kellock - Piano
Kenny Ellis - Bass
John Rae - Drums

Tracklisting:
1. Introduction 00.14
2. TP in NYC 07.51
3. Chant 05.55
4. Conception 05.40
5. Lennies Pennies 03.55
6. Three for Doreen 06.45
7. 317 East 32nd Street 07.23
8. Sho'Nuff 05.52
9. Horace-Scope 06.47
10. The Peacocks 17.28
11. Ezzthetic  
Brian Kellock
'Live at Henry's
Caber 020
Brian's other releases are:
Tam White & Brian Kellock - 'The Crossing',
Something's Got to Give - Tribute to Fred Astaire'
 
Brian also appears on these releases
John Rae 'Celtic Feet'
John Rae's Celtic Feet 'Beware the Feet'
 

 
Album Notes : Live at Henry's

Winner of this year's prestigious BBC Radio Jazz Award for 'Best Instrumentalist' & 'Best Album' award winner 2002 for 'Live at Henry's', Brian Kellock is undoubtedly one of the best piano players in the world today.

Born in 1963 in Edinburgh, Brian graduated from Edinburgh University in 1986 with a B. Music (Hons). In 1995 he went on to join legendary trumpet wizard James Morrison's band, touring all over Europe and Australia. In 2000 he was named as one of the Top 10 Jazz Pianists in the World under 45 years old, by Classic CD Magazine, the only British pianist to receive this major recognition.

Kellock is not a flawless, college constructed, perfect facsimilie of a jazz musician, artificially built from learnt licks and cliches. Like Sonny Rollins, he is a true improviser, pouring out inventiveness, each line coming out fresh and with the tang of surprise, constantly seeking the new twist over the harmony, pushing himself to get out all he has to say, sometimes just thumping the keyboard as if there is not enough space in the bar to get in all the notes he has in his head.

'Live at Henry's' is a blistering collection which transforms ten quite rare post-bop standards into something quite dramatic and special. Kellock¹s improvisational power transcends the mainstream genre to make it something that has not only pushed Kellock through the 'glass ceiling¹ by winning the
BBC Award, but helped lift awareness of Caber Music and the quality of the whole Scottish jazz scene. This is a record that is rapidly becoming a classic, as it truly captures what is great about jazz - in the moment, live, electric, improvisation and interplay, with an audience hanging on every note. The fact that it is recorded in the same venue, and with the same musicians, that Kellock has been playing for years only adds to it¹s total authenticity


Artist Information:

Brian Kellock is one of Scotland's world class performers, who is recognised as a stellar piano talent across the world by musicians such as James Morrison and Michaal Moore. Equally at home with mainstream and contemporary jazz styles, Brian plays in the Oscar Peterson/ Monty Alexander genre that is closest to his heart. His latest album SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE, is a wonderful CD that shows off Kellock and his trio at their best in a fantastic set of standards popularised by Fred Astaire.

Born in 1962 in Edinburgh, Brian graduated with a B. Music (Hons) from Edinburgh University in 1986. Since then, he has been establishing his position as one of the top piano players in the UK jazz scene, working with such luminaries as Red Rodney, Sheila Jordan, Art Farmer, Charlie Rouse, Bill Watrous, Scott Hamilton, Stanley Turrentine, Herb Geller and many others. From 1995, Brian has been a member of Australian trumpet wizard James Morrison's Band; touring all over Europe and Australia, and recording a live album for Warner Bros. at the New Morning Club in Paris, along the way.

His main project is his own Trio, which first appeared as the rhythm section for seminal Scottish band, the John Rae Collective, as long ago as 1988. This line-up, featuring Kenny Ellis on bass and John Rae on drums, has been performing together ever since and has won them many fans. Finally, in 1998, the band released their first recording together - 'Something's Got To Give' - (Caber Music 003), which has had rave reviews in the press.

Brian was named as one of the Top 10 young jazz pianists in the world by Classic CD in 2000.


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