CD Institute of Higher Learning


"Institute of Higher Learning is a thoroughly satisfying - and in places visionary – big-band date, offering a fine showcase for Werner's seemingly limitless gifts as a pianist, bandleader, and a composer who is now in a league of his own." (, October 2011)

"Even though the creators surely had to attend an Institute of Higher Learning to conceive this music, no degree is required to understand or enjoy it. One could call it 'Institute of Harder Swinging' " (W. Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, March 2012)

Release 2012
Soloist: Kenny Werner
Label: Half Note Records
Type CD: CD
Playing time: 72'23
Recording type: studio
Recording location: de Bijloke Gent
Recording engineer: Gyuri Spies
Mastering: Frank Vaganée and Gyuri Spies
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Title Composer          Arranger                  
1. Cantabile - 1st movement Kenny Werner
2. Cantabile - 2nd movement Kenny Werner
3.Cantabile - 3rd movement Kenny Werner
4. Second Love Song Kenny Werner
5. The House of the Rising Sun Kenny Werner
6.  Institute of Higher Learning Kenny Werner