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Ken Serio: Live...In the Moment

Read "Live...In the Moment" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Drummer Ken Serio has been skirting the indie environs for a number of years, scoring impressive dates with Ronnie Earl, Calvin Hill, Ken Wessell, Virginia Mayhew, and Vic Juris, the latter of whom joins Serio on his live outing Live...In the Moment.

Live ... in the Moment represents the essence of jazz: four musicians who generally do not play together join up in a club and, fueled simply by their respective chops, create an extended session of top-flight ...

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Ken Serio: Drumspeak

Read "Drumspeak" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

New York area drummer/percussionist Ken Serio has packed gobs of musicality into a His mode of delivery sports an evolutionary outlook, partly due to his keen use of depth and space. With an arsenal of percussion implements, Serio pursues colorific and highly-rhythmic tone poems, featuring a layered approach and regimented patterns.

On “Part II, Serio uses an electric-slide guitar for a textural effect amid clashing cymbals and a heartbeat pulse, all spiced with an ethereal backwash ...

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Ken Serio: Live.... In The Moment

Read "Live.... In The Moment" reviewed by John Kelman

Ken Serio may not be well-known, but he sure knows how to pick 'em. Live...In the Moment, documenting one night in Montclair, New Jersey, finds this versatile drummer in the company of three more familiar names.

Bassist Mark Egan, perhaps best-known as a charter member of the first Pat Metheny Group, has remained an active player every since, long since emerging from the shadow of Jaco Pastorius on albums including As We Speak (Wavetone), a surprise ...

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Ken Serio: Live.... In The Moment

Read "Live.... In The Moment" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

It's not known who attended Ken Serio's concert at Trumpets Jazz club in Montclair, New Jersey on June 21, 2007, but one thing's for sure; they definitely got a bang for their buck with Live.... In The Moment. Serio, a veteran drummer, has an impressive résumé and four previous recordings as a leader. For this recording he recruited a few jazz heavies with whom he's performed--guitarists Vic Juris, Pete McCann, and renowned fretless bassist Mark Egan. This ...


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