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Kenny Shanker - Beautiful Things (2021) [Contemporary Jazz]; FLAC (tracks)

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Kenny Shanker - Beautiful Things (2021) [Contemporary Jazz]; FLAC (tracks)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 19 Mar 2022, 14:17

Artist: Kenny Shanker
Album: Beautiful Things
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Label: Wise Cat Records
Released: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
  1. Cool Mint (04:46)
  2. Prestissimo (03:35)
  3. It Never Entered My Mind (07:29)
  4. Mirth (05:33)
  5. L'Impossible (05:48)
  6. Orange and Gray (07:54)
  7. Without a Song (08:40)
  8. I'm Old Fashioned (06:55)
  9. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise (07:11)
  10. Like Someone in Love (05:35)
  11. In Walked Bud (04:56)
  12. Beautiful Things (05:40)


  • Kenny Shanker - Alto Saxophone
  • Bill Mobley - Trumpet (2, 4, 6)
  • Daisuke Abe - Guitar
  • Mike Eckroth - Piano
  • Yoshi Waki - Bass
  • Brian Fishler – Drums

Kenny Shanker is back with an exciting program of original compositions and jazz standards for his second release on Wise Cat Records. The common element that appears throughout this diverse set is a search for beauty in all of its various forms. Some highlights include the blazingly fast “Prestissimo,” inspired by the early bebop recordings that Shanker grew up listening to, and the catchy, spirited original composition “Cool Mint.” Other standouts include straight-ahead renditions of several jazz classics, the spontaneous freedom of “Orange and Gray,” and the classically influenced “Beautiful Things.” He is joined by his longtime rhythm section of Mike Eckroth, Daisuke Abe, Yoshi Waki, and Brian Fishler, along with Bill Mobley on Trumpet.

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