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Ken Fowser: Standing Tall

It’s been quite a while since a tenor saxophonist arrived who’s learned the lessons of Lester Young as fully as Ken Fowser has. His compositions are honed to their essence; his solos combine fresh lyricism and firm pocket. But what shines brightest (and most Prez-inspired) on Standing Tall, Fowser’s terrific hard-bop debut as a leader, … Read More “Ken Fowser: Standing Tall”

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Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece: Duotone

Tight harmonies on the frontline between co-leaders Ken Fowser on tenor sax and Behn Gillece on vibraphone set the tone for this solid offering. Backed by the reliably swinging rhythm section of pianist Donald Vega, bassist David Wong and drummer Willie Jones III, Fowser and Gillece exhibit their straight-ahead chemistry on urgent swingers like “Overcooked” … Read More “Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece: Duotone”

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