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Scott Kinsey: On speaking Luniwaz with an accent

Read "Scott Kinsey: On speaking Luniwaz with an accent" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Scott Kinsey belongs among the most influential keyboard players of the past decades and seems capable of adapting to any style of music. Unlike those who came before him, Kinsey was born into the golden era of keyboards and synthesizers, when visionaries such as Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock had already begun to explore the vast possibilities these instruments provided. The biggest idol and influence for Kinsey however was and remains Weather Report's Joe Zawinul. At the beginning of the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Scott Kinsey: Near Life Experience

Read "Near Life Experience" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been a full decade since Scott Kinsey last released an album under his own name (the 2006 Abstract Logix debut, Kinesthetics) and, if anything, Near Life Experience manages to trump actually its predecessor in both ambition and Kinsey's significant cast of invited contributors. Near Life Experience also continues to hone the cinematic keyboardist's increasingly expansive, pan-cultural musical world view; one that has long dominated the keyboardist's work, dating back to his days playing with Tim Hagans and Bob Belden's ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Human Element: Human Element

Read "Human Element" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The supergroup sobriquet that label Abstract Logix has placed on Human Element is quite a billing to live up to, but keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matt Garrison, percussionist/vocalist Arto Tunçboyaciyan and drummer Gary Novak pool their individual talents and rise spectacularly to the challenge. Years of collective experience in the bands of keyboardists Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and guitarists John McLaughlin and Allan Holdsworth have doubtless shaped the musical vision of these four virtuosos of modern fusion. The ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Human Element: Human Element

Read "Human Element" reviewed by John Kelman

Things may not always work out the way they're planned, but that doesn't mean that can't actually work out better. When keyboardist Scott Kinsey began work on the overdue follow-up to his well-received (and equally overdue) debut as a leader, Kinesthetics (Abstract Logix, 2006), the plan was to focus on a small, consistent line-up, as opposed to the cast of nearly 20 musicians that contributed to Kinesthetics' exploration of a post-Zawinul world, where synthesized orchestrations blended with percussion-heavy world music ...

INTERVIEW

Scott Kinsey: It's About Meaning

Read "Scott Kinsey: It's About Meaning" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It has taken fifteen years, but keyboardist Scott Kinsey's eagerly awaited debut recording as leader, Kinesthetics (Abstract Logix, 2006) is out and receiving rave reviews.

Kinsey made his name in Tribal Tech, one of the most important bands in the electro/jazz-fusion scene of the last twenty-five years. Joining Tribal Tech straight out of Berklee, Kinsey remained until the dissolution of the band, a decade and a handful of critically acclaimed albums later.

In the intervening years ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Scott Kinsey: Kinesthetics

Read "Kinesthetics" reviewed by John Kelman

Given Legacy's recent release of the retrospective Weather Report box Forecast: Tomorrow, keyboardist Scott Kinsey's debut as a leader couldn't come at a better time. Most emerging pianists cite Corea, Evans, Hancock and Jarrett as influences, so it's refreshing to hear someone whose primary reference point is Weather Report co-founder Joe Zawinul. Kinsey, like Zawinul, possesses formidable chops, but he's equally interested in the orchestral possibilities of technology in real-time improvised settings. Kinsey has been one of ...

INTERVIEW

Scott Kinsey: Sampling Keys

Read "Scott Kinsey: Sampling Keys" reviewed by Stefanee Freedman

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is most noted for his free-fusion style playing in the first band he joined straight out of college, Tribal Tech, featuring guitarist Scott Henderson bassist Gary Willis and drummer Kirk Covington. He has performed live and on record with numerous top jazz performers including Kurt Rosenwinkel, Philip Bailey, WDR Big Band, Tim Hagans, and Bob Belden.More recently, Kinsey has worked as the primary keyboardist on film scores to Ocean's Eleven and Analyze That. Both scores ...


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