JazzTimes - 12/99, pp.164-5
"...he weaves a tapestry that incorporates many musical threads....Drew is at ease in both [jazz and classical] worlds and jazz fans...certainly ought to enjoy his takes on Monk's 'Straight, No Chaser' and 'Played Twice'....impeccable..."
The Kenny Drew Jr. Trio: Kenny Drew, Jr. (piano); Lynn Seaton (bass); Tony Jefferson (drums).
Recorded at Sound On Sound Recording Studio, New York, New York on June 15 & 16, 1998. Includes liner notes by Derk Richardson.
Throughout the 1990s, Kenny Drew, Jr. has continued to grow into a consummate pianist. This diverse trio session kicks off with "Winter Flower," with Drew making full use of the keyboard while showcasing his formidable technique. Also present are classics such as Monk's "Straight, No Chaser" and "Played Twice," a dazzling "Isfahan," and a moody "Spring Is Here." Drew's one original is the moving "Argentine Rhapsody for Astor Piazzolla," which later evolved into a larger work for piano and violin. The accompaniment by bassist Lynn Seaton and drummer Tony Jefferson is on par with the leader's playing. ~ Ken Dryden