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Kevin Clark: Zahara

Read "Zahara" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Kevin Clark, who plays piano, flugelhorn and trumpet, is a man of varied musical persuasion. Besides playing solo piano, he has a trio, a Dixieland band (The Dixie Dudes), and a Latin band (Los Gringos). The last is acknowledged as the leading Latin Band in New Zealand, Clark's native land.

Clark has an abiding passion for Latin American music. He has traveled to Cuba, where he studied and played the music. Los Gringos became an extension of that ...

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Kevin Clark: Once Upon A Song I Flew

Read "Once Upon A Song I Flew" reviewed by AAJ Staff

So-called “world jazz" never found as international a traveler as Kevin Clark. His independently- released record Once Upon A Song I Flew takes its title to heart in both transcontinental and transcendental senses. Clark left South Africa three decades ago for New Zealand, but he never abandoned his roots. In the interim, he has traveled and absorbed styles from South America and the Caribbean. All that translates into a gentle marriage between discovery and tradition, realized here on this (mostly) ...

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Kevin Clark/Terry McDermott: New Orleans Jazz Brunch

Read "New Orleans Jazz Brunch" reviewed by Dave Nathan

New Orleans jazz, or Dixieland as it is often regrettably called, has been written off as a vital part of jazz more times than one can count. But it continues to be performed by a wide range of musicians for appreciative audiences all over the world. Attempts to bury it by its detractors fall into the category of wishful thinking. Here two former members of one of the more famous New Orleans groups, the Dukes of Dixieland, get together to ...

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Kevin Clark & Tom McDermott: New Orleans Jazz Brunch

Read "New Orleans Jazz Brunch" reviewed by Jim Santella

New Orleans Jazz Brunch comes with complete recipes for:Chick-Pea Salad,Huevos Rancheros,Green Bean Casserole,Curry Chicken & Mushroom Noodles,andFried Apples & Pecans.

A family potluck gathering? I'll bring the drinks. This is light music that will make your dinner an enjoyable occasion.

Kevin Clark has a pleasant trumpet tone that blends immediately with Tom McDermott's loping rhythms. This is a laid back affair – a Sunday morning brunch with no cares or worries. “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," this duo performs ...

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Kevin Clark: New Orleans Trumpet

Read "New Orleans Trumpet" reviewed by Jim Santella

Whose New Orleans trumpet does the title of Kevin Clark’s recording indicate? Buddy Bolden? That one could be heard from miles away. Louis Armstrong? That one contained a tone and phrasing that influenced nearly everyone who followed. Louie Prima? Al Hirt? They brought the trad jazz trumpet sound to audiences all around the world. Preservation Hall? The Dirty Dozen Brass Band? They’re keeping the flame alive today. Influenced by all of these, today’s New Orleans trumpet representative needs to remain ...


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