- Released: January 28, 1997
- Label: Blue Note Records
Entertainment Weekly - 2/7/97, p.70
"...Green has ditched the faux funkiness that marred his recordings and has become a mainstream modernist..." - Rating: A-
Down Beat - 5/97, pp.66-673.5 Stars (out of 5)
- "...Green's playing continues to develop as a distillation of such mainstream influences as Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock, and his writing has evolved condiserably from early projects..."
- 1.Kaleidoscope - (Take 1)
- 2.Thursday's Lullaby
- 3.The Sexy Mexy
- 5.Central Park South
- 6.My Girl Bill
- 8.You're My Melody
- 9.Kaleidoscope - (Take 2)
Personnel: Benny Green (piano); Antonio Hart (alto saxophone); Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Russell Malone (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Lewis Nash (drums).
Recorded at Clinton Studios, New York, New York on June 5-6, 1996. Includes liner notes by Benny Green.
Personnel: Benny Green (piano); Russell Malone (guitar); Antonio Hart (alto saxophone); Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Lewis Nash (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jim Anderson .
Liner Note Author: Benny Green .
Recording information: Clinton Studios, New York, NY (06/05/1996-06/06/1996).
Photographer: Norman Jean Roy.
Arranger: Benny Green .
Pianist Benny Green proves himself to be a seasoned composer on this collection of originals. "The Sexy Mexy" nods to Horace Silver with some crisp unison guitar from Russell Malone. The upbeat "Central Park South" features Stanley Turrentine, while the pianist's hypnotic "Thursday Lullaby" shows off his considerable chops. Ron Carter and Lewis Nash round out the capable rhythm section. ~ Ken Dryden