Keep On Keepin’ On: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

I haven’t seen this movie that is based on the friendship between the late jazz legend Clark Terry and pianist Justin Kauflin, but this disc of music and dialogue makes me want to put it on my Netflix list. What you have here is a kind of personal encounter between the young pianist in terms of conversations with the master as well as readings from letters that were sent by the trumpeter to the disciple. Interspersed are songs from Terry’s career ranging from his work with Oscar Peterson’s trio such as “Bortherhood of Man” and the classic “Mumbles” to “Harlem Air Shaft” from his stint with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra and “Blee Blop Blues” with Count Basie. Conversations with Quincy Jones and Terry give cozy insights and Kauflin’s own ruminations on piano are intimate tributes. What a warm reflection!

Universal Music

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