Featuring Miles Davis keyboardist Adam Holzman
it' new!!!7 bluesy tender originals + 1. by Robin Kenyatta
"He's and his sax are back in business" Boston Globe
Cool Blue brings the legendary Robin Kenyata back to the American consciousness. It is ear candy. If you remember Last Tango In Paris, then you'll want to hear the latest from Kenyatta, His sax sings. This 2001 CD rocks with power. The first four songs lead you into the eye of the storm. Songs five and six sets you into the eye of the storm and seven and eight you are on the back of the storm. Kenyatta has surrounded himself with a cast of artist who understand how to make music.Each piece is a jam session. This is a funk driven collection.The opening track, The Booze and I is a raging storm of musical excitement. Seven of the eight tunes composed Kenyatta are medal worthy.Each one speakes to a different part of the soul. The driving force of gale winds carries all on a journey to musical nivana.Cool Blue is not the stormy Chicago-style blues, nor the deep down Delta type ,it's jazz tinged blues.All the songs have a blues feel stirred by Kenyatta's sax and a driving rhythm section. Check out the key boards of Adam Holzman.
Ponciana is the only tune not written by Kenyatta. Here he soars high into the sky as an eagle riding the wind dipping and and diving. It's quietly funky. I believe he used an Tenor-sax on this one and it works wonderfully. Creation of the feeling of floating while the rhythm section keeps the feet rooted.You feel yourself strething up to reach the stars.
The guitar of Alan"Lucky Burroughs is the syrup of an ice cream sundae.He sweetens the pot and makes you want more.
It's a light hearted rendition but not light. Power emanates from all. Just enough drums to make your heart thump harder. The keyboards are a light rain falling on a summe's day. All make this work. Finally Blue, this is a CD you'll want to play for yourself and others over and over again. (ICRY}
1. The Booze and I
2. Hello Blues
3. I Think I Got the Blues
4. Cool Blue
7. Love Him and Surrender
8. Blue Robin