Confirmation (Barry Harris and Kenny Barron album)

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Live album by
RecordedSeptember 1, 1991
VenueRiverside Park Arts Festival, NYC
CCD 79519
ProducerMark Morganelli
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Reissue Cover
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Confirmation is a live album by pianists Kenny Barron and Barry Harris recorded as part of the 7th Annual Riverside Park Arts Festival in 1991 and released on the Candid label.[1][2][3][4][5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[6]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3.5/4 stars[7]

In his review on Allmusic, Ken Dryden noted "The combination of two pianists simultaneously on-stage is the recipe for greatness or a train wreck, but with two masters like Barry Harris and Kenny Barron, the former is a sure bet ... This CD was unavailable for a time when the label changed hands, though it has since been reissued with a new cover with Barron getting top billing instead of Harris".[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Confirmation" (Charlie Parker) - 8:58
  2. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington) - 7:08
  3. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 8:25
  4. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 9:47
  5. "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" (Kaper, Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn) - 6:14
  6. "Body & Soul" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) - 8:56
  7. "East of the Sun" (Brooks Bowman) - 10:33
  8. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) - 6:16
  9. "Nascimento" (Barry Harris) - 6:11



  1. ^ Barry Harris Catalog accessed January 23, 2017
  2. ^ Kenny Barron: recordings, accessed January 23, 2017
  3. ^ Jazz Discography: Candid Records Listing Archived 2016-04-01 at the Wayback Machine, accessed January 23, 2017
  4. ^ Candid Records Catalogue, accessed January 23, 2017
  5. ^ Fitzgerald, M. Kenny Barron Discography, accessed January 20, 2019
  6. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. Kenny Barron / Barry Harris – Confirmation: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  7. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.