In Concert at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque 2004

In Concert at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque 2004

by Kenny Davern
     
 

One complaint about post-bop jazz is that it just isn't any fun. Where's the melody? What happened to the great standards? And what happened to jazz's connection with its sister genre, the blues? Perhaps such complaints help explain the resurgence of more traditionally based jazz players in the last 30 years or so. The Kenny Davern Quartet perfectly juxtaposes just…  See more details below

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One complaint about post-bop jazz is that it just isn't any fun. Where's the melody? What happened to the great standards? And what happened to jazz's connection with its sister genre, the blues? Perhaps such complaints help explain the resurgence of more traditionally based jazz players in the last 30 years or so. The Kenny Davern Quartet perfectly juxtaposes just what jazz has lost in the post-bop, free jazz, and fusion eras. Clarinetist Davern, by his very choice of instruments, is old fashion, and his choice of material by W.C. Handy, Ma Rainey, and others deepens this impression on In Concert at the Outpost Performance Space. He's joined by guitarist James Chirillo, bassist Greg Cohen, and drummer Tony DeNicola for an hour-long set featuring eight pieces. This band can play it nice and easy, as on "These Foolish Things," but things really get interesting when they cut loose on a nine-minute version of "C.C. Rider." With a strong hint of the blues and plenty of swing, the quartet turns in a nice, loose version of this classic. Davern's melodic tone and solos here and elsewhere are the perfect match for Chirillo's playfully intense guitar work. Most of the pieces run between eight and ten minutes, but the Davern Quartet is never dull. In Concert at the Outpost Performance Space is the kind of live album that makes one believe "live is best," and will be a real boon to Davern and traditional jazz fans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2005
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941131529
catalogNumber:
19315

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Davern   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Mouthpiece,Group Member
James Chirillo   Guitar,Group Member
Greg Cohen   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Tony DeNicola   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kenny Davern   Producer
Harry James   Composer
Ben Pollack   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Wally Fawkes   Cover Portrait
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Mat Domber   Executive Producer
Rachel Domber   Executive Producer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Martin Gayford   Liner Notes
Manny Rettinger   Engineer

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