Ken Stubbs: Ballads
Cool and swinging with a light touch, the saxophonist surrounds himself with like-minded sensitive artists. Bios and relevant information, as well as a listen to “You Are Too Beautiful,” are available at Stubbs’ web site .
Representing an entire century of jazz, Ballads celebrates the warmth contained in song. Stubbs’ view of “swing” is conservative and subdued. His arrangements allow for adventurous improvising without any overt hint of passion. Rather, the session pulls from a world where cooler heads prevail. The warmth in Stubbs’ style is intended to be appreciated on a personal level. Rather than shout I LOVE YOU from the rooftops, the saxophonist prefers to whisper it in your ear. While his accompaniment appears musically uneven, Stubbs says it beautifully through his horn.
Track Listing: I Got It Bad and That Ain
Personnel: Ken Stubbs- alto saxophone, tenor clarinet on
Record Label: Cherry K Records