Legendary jazz drumming Manny Kellough – MANNY KELLOUGH AND FRIENDS SPEAKING OF JAZZ EAST TO WEST: Drummer Manny gives you jazz you can “get your teeth into”… absolutely legendary jazz drumming that you’ll be proud to have in your collection… though I didn’t see any live performances, you can listen to the entire album by clicking the image below…
You should SUBSCRIBE to Manny’s YouTube channel, too, even though there isn’t a lot there yet.
Along with Manny’s high-energy drumming, you’ll also enjoy his players… William Knowles – piano, Wes “Suga” Biles – bass, Michael Thomas – trumpet and flugelhorn, Antonio Parker – alto sax, Matt Clark – piano, Gary Brown – bass, Julian Hipkins – vocalist, Ashley Kellough – vocalist and Azure McCall – vocalist… the joy they shower you with is totally evident on their rendition of Billy Preston’s “Nothing from Nothing“… DJ’s of all persuasions will be spinning this lively track frequently, I predict!
Manny’s original, “Generosity“, opens the album and sets the tone for one of the jauntiest jazz adventures you’ll ever enjoy… the horns are just fantastic, and the recording is flawless.
Beautiful interactions between the keyboard and the horns on the intro to “I Thought About You“, by Johnny Mercer… for some reason, the song put me in mind of some of the beautiful and bouncy jazz that Horace Silver used to play!
Readers who check my reviews out regularly know that it’s always the originals I love best, and Manny’s “Happy Swing in “F”” proved that to be true again… you’ll definitely feel like Manny and his folks are right in your living room jazzing it up.
I give Manny and his players a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98. Get more information on Manny’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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