First, let's pay kudos to Kahn's choice of the recording studiowhere he brought his CD project to fruition. The sound that emits from the disc is a study in sound dynamics........Might I say: Beautifully engineered!! The 'mainstream' aspect of the project is maintained through the group's combined sense of musical, yet artistic wit......This, all balanced by Kahn's harmonic perception & polyphonic jazz logic. The group handles the complexity of their internal accompaniment with copious tonal color, & an imperative indicative of how much they enjoy playing together. This CD will give you a better take on such jazz oriented notions as: thematic improvising, aggressive rhythmic articulation, harmonically complex keyboard style, & a solid, strong interplay between consummately trained journeymen jazz musicians. George, you certainly exceeded my expectations.
Artist / Group Name:George Kahn
CD Title:Compared To What
Genre:BeBop / Hard Bop
Record Label:Playing Records
Musicians:George Kahn (p), Alex Acuña (d), Brian Bromberg (b), Justo Almario (saxes), John Fumo (t, fl), Special Guests Eric Marienthal (saxes track 3 & 5) Courtney lemon (v track 3), Ira inexpert (g track 3)