Exquisite jazz organ magic Kendall Carter – INTRODUCING KENDALL CARTER: This debut release from Hammond B3 master Kendall is THE most exquisite jazz organ work I’ve heard (yet) in 2021… you all know that I believe the most important way to become familiar with a new artist is to watch them in action, so without further ado, here’s the official trailer video for “Lovely Day” from the album…
If you enjoyed Kendall’s high-energy playing on that video, you’ll want to be sure to SUBSCRIBE to his Kendall Keyz YouTube channel right away (like I did).
When a new artist is able to bring truly top-end talent to his first release like Dave Stryker on guitar and Kenny Phelps playing drums, you know he’s “got it” in a big way… as you listen to the down & funky “Speedball” (by Ray Stevens), you’ll realize instantly that you’re going to be hearing a LOT from this high-energy player in the coming years!
The group’s treatment of Carla Bley’s “Lawns” is more than mellow, it’s jam-packed with sweet and soulful imagery that will have you listening to it over and over again… I have no doubt that jazz DJ’s will be plugging this into their playlists often.
I had absolutely no doubt after my first cruise through the eleven exciting tunes offered up that it would be the closer, Dave Stryker’s original, “Blues for Kendall“, that got my vote for personal favorite… I can tell you right now, you’ve never heard a more “down-home” B3 than what Kendall plays on this song!
I give Kendall and his fellow players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this stunning debut album. Get more information on Kendall’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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