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Kevin Golden

Guitarist Kevin Golden has been playing jazz for over 29 years in the Hudson Valley and greater NYC area. His style is influenced by Grant Green, Rene Thomas, and Joshua Breakstone. He has studied with Joshua Breakstone, Peter Leitch, John Scofield, and Sal Salvador.

Kevin's first recording as a leader, "Pelham Parkway" has been released and available for digital download. The session was recorded along with the musical collaboration and contributions of Akiko Tsuruga on Hammond B3 organ and Peter Grant on drums, at Tedesco Studios in Paramus NJ. Seven original tunes penned by Golden pay homage to the legendary organ trio sounds of Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, and Wes Montgomery (san octaves).

For the past 8 years Kevin has collaborated with Steve Kaiser in multiple formats (duo, trio, quartet), playing the NYC club scene. The Steve Kaiser Quartet recorded "Say What You Mean" - original written by Golden which was featured on All About Jazz's website "Download of the Day".

Awards

Co-author of song "Golden Opportunity", 2nd place winner in 2008 Independent Music Awards for Jazz Song of the Year.

Gear

1974 Gibson L5CES archtop Fargen 80W tube amp w 15" speaker


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KEVIN GOLDEN TRIO PELHAM PARKWAY - Recording Review

"A talented straight ahead guitarist, Kevin Golden has been performing in the New York area for nearly three decades. Pelham Parkway, which features seven of his original tunes, is his debut as a leader.

For this project, the guitarist teams up with organist Akiko Tsuruga (who has worked with Lou Donaldson, Eric Alexander and Frank Wess) and drummer Peter Grant, whose history includes associations with Gerry Mulligan, Peggy Lee and the New York Voices. Golden’s music features the classic organ trio performing swinging and forward-looking hard bop pieces.

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Ed Cherry
guitar
Joshua Breakstone
guitar, electric
Kenny Burrell
guitar, electric
John Coltrane
saxophone
Grant Green
guitar
Lee Morgan
trumpet
Charlie Parker
saxophone, alto
Rene Thomas
guitar

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Pelham Parkway

Self Produced
2016

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Say What You Mean

Self Produced
0

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Pelham Parkway

From: Pelham Parkway
By Kevin Golden

Say What You Mean

From: Say What You Mean
By Kevin Golden

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