Kenny Barron: Philly's piano man back on home turfOctober 18, 2012
Metro: Though Kenny Barron rarely visits Philadelphia these days, he carries a bit of 28th and Montgomery with him every time he sits down at the piano.
Growing up in North Philly, Barron came of age in the early '60s, cutting his teeth in The Showboat and Pep's, legendary local clubs of that bygone era. Modeling himself on the lyrical styles of Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones, Barron soon developed his own distinct, uber-delicate twinkling of the keys.
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