Award-winning Scottish pianist Brian Kellock has released a new album with his long-established trio, BK3, featuring bassist Kenny Ellis and drummer John Rae.
Entitled Think About It, the album is released through the New Zealand-based Rae’s Thick Records label and was recorded at the Sound Café studio near Penicuik during the trio’s Scottish tour in 2018.
Tracks include East of the Sun, The Nearness of You and Stella By Starlight, all arranged by the trio, whose Live at Henry’s won the Album of the Year title at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2002.
Kellock went on to win a Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Festival the same year and has since won Best Instrumentalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards in 2019.
Although he regards the trio as his main outlet he has also worked with an array of top names including saxophonists Stanley Turrentine, Herb Geller, Charlie Rouse, trumpeters Red Rodneyand Art Farmer and singers Sheila Jordan, Carol Kidd, Liane Carroll and Tina May.
His show with Tina May, Ella & Oscar, has toured successfully and in 2019 he released an enthusiastically received solo piano album, Bidin’ My Time.
Brian Kellock (photo by Louis DeCarlo)