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An Oldie but a Goodie

Revisiting an awesome article by Philip Buchan… a definite favorite! Who doesn’t want to get compared to Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wheeler, The Meters, Miles and the opposite of the weather-channel-soprano-sax guy (whose name I won’t mention)?

“…far from the trite one-world jam-rock or postmodern schtick that such a mishmash of genres suggests. Piercing melodies – the show-stoppingly pretty, music-major intricate kind that Wayne Shorter and Kenny Wheeler wrote in the ’70s – guide this project, and the execution is as devastatingly funky as that of The Meters or Miles Davis’ electric bands. Kenosha Kid plays jazz as if Kenny G and Wynton Marsalis never came along to ruin the genre’s mainstream and leave its great minds to squawk away in an underground vacuum.”

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