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Compared To What? by George Kahn

The most compelling tune on this album is "Gnomesayin' which translated, is obviously Know What I'm Sayin' in the vernacular of the street. This song is in a be bop mode and quickly gets off the ground with a nice piano solo by Kahn and a swinging sax message from Almario plus the fine trumpet work of John Fumo. Brian Bromberg's rapid fire bass soliloquy is a mind boggling excursion into ultra facility and ideation.

This recording is a prime example of jazz as it should be played.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: George Kahn
  • CD Title: Compared To What?
  • Genre: Cool Jazz
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Playing Records
  • Tracks: On Green Dolphin Street, Mercedes The Lady, Compared To What? 5 To Get Ready, 10 To Go, Too Much Sax, Woodstock, Soul Sauce, commencing Alice In Wonderland
  • 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)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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