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Frank Kohl: Pacific

Read "Frank Kohl: Pacific" reviewed by Bill Milkowski

An old adage maintains that New York City is the Jazz capital of the world. While that may still ring true, there are fertile jazz scenes scattered all over the country where plenty of potent players have been flying under the radar. Seattle guitarist Frank Kohl, who has been quietly going about the business of making beautiful music for four decades, is one such prodigious talent deserving of wider recognition. An accomplished player who sites Wes Montgomery, {{Pat Martino, George ...

Album Review

Frank Kohl: Rising Tide

Read "Rising Tide" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Guitarist Frank Kohl releases his fourth album as a leader, entitled, Rising Tide. The Seattle-based guitarist is joined by bassist Steve LaSpina, pianist (and brother) Tom Kohl, and drummer Jon Doty. Kohl penned five of the eight tunes, with the balance pulling from the standards repertoire.Kohl's guitar sound is warm, clear and sounds as a “box" guitar should, lending to a delightful jazz guitar authenticity. The group has a tight interplay and a palpable joy in performing together. ...

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Frank Kohl Quartet - Coast to Coast (2011)

Frank Kohl Quartet - Coast to Coast (2011)

Source: Something Else!

Frank Kohl approaches the guitar with an exuberant curiosity, but also a well-crafted ability—skittering from influence to influence without ever stumbling. He sounds like he's having a ball, too. That's led to an album called Coast to Coast that boasts a savvy veteran player's satisfying structural logic, but also its share of humor and fun. Kohl gets off to a fast start, with “Wide Open," the first of six original pieces. The Seattle guitarist bursts out amidst a bouncy, insistent ...



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


OA2 Records


Rising Tide

Pony Boy Records


Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You

From: Pacific
By Frank Kohl

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