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West Coast Jazz pianist George Kahn carries the tradition of jazz greats Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and Horace Silver into the 21st Century. His new release on the Playing Records label, SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO is a two CD set, filled with 26 tracks that feature some of the best jazz musicians on the west coast playing his original music. Included is a retrospective of songs from Kahn's previous recordings, plus 7 new compositions that were recorded live in the studio in 2009 and 2010. The music covers a range of styles, from bebop to Cool Jazz to Latin, Bossa Nova and contemporary jazz.
CD1: Sombras De Noite ( Night Shadows ); Over The Rainbow; Waltz For Diana; My Funny Valentine; See Cruise; Say Goodbye; Benji; Freedom Vessel; Open House; Out of Time; One Moment of Your Life; 5 To Get Ready, 10 To Go; The Hero's Journey. CD2: Too Much Sax; The Big 4-0; Millennium Schmellenium; Evan's Seven; A Bop For Billy; Swiss Cheese; Midnight Brew; Mercedes The Lady; Gnomesayin'; Wes' Coast; Mitchell's Blues; Evan's Eleven; Wayne's World.
George Kahn: piano; Karl Vincent: bass (CD1#1-3, 10-12, CD2#5-7, 12, 13); Richard Reed: bass (CD1#5-7, CD2#2); Brian Bromberg: bass (CD1#12, 13, CD2#1, CD2#9-11); Dave Carpenter: bass ( CD1#8, CD2#3, 4); Pat Kelley: guitar (CD1#1, CD2#10); Jerry Kalaf: drums (CD1#1); M.B. Gordy: drums, percussion (CD1#2, 3, 8-11, CD2#3-7, 12, 13); Billy Higgins: drums (CD1#5-7, CD2#2); Joe LaBarbera: drums (CD2#3, 4); Alex Acuna: drums (CD1#12, 13, CD2#8-11); Andy Suzuki: saxophone (CD1#2-4, CD2#12, 13); Eric Marienthal: saxophone (CD1#5, 7, 8, CD2#1-7); Justo Almario: saxophone (CD1#11, 12, CD2#8); Wayne Bergeron: trumpet (CD1#10, 12, 13, CD2#3-7); John Fumo: trumpet ( CD2#8-11); Luba Mason: vocals (CD1#1); Tierney Sutton: vocals (CD1#10, 11); Kevin Ricard: percussion (CD2#7).
July 11, 2010
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