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Gideon King: Street Jazz

Read "Gideon King: Street Jazz" reviewed by Paul Naser

New York based guitarist/composer/ songwriter Gideon King is no stranger to the city. Growing up there, he is well positioned to tell a story or two about the place. This is just what he sets out to do with his forthcoming release with his band City Blog, entitled Upscale Madhouse. Far from a condemnation, the title is his King's way of hinting at the subject matter of the record, which deals with real stories as well as the general energy ...

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Gideon King: Upscale Madhouse

Read "Upscale Madhouse" reviewed by Paul Naser

The single “Fake It On Facebook" from Gideon King's forthcoming release, Upscale Madhouse is the ideal ambassador for the rest of the album. It encapsulates all the evolutions his writing has gone through since his last release, City Blog, while it showcases his unique musical and lyrical style. In addition to King's preferred style of organic, live performed guitar and keyboards, “Fake It On Facebook" features in studio production techniques which create added depth to the track. This ...

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Gideon King: New York and Music

Read "Gideon King: New York and Music" reviewed by Sammy Stein

Gideon King is a New York City boy. He was born and raised in the city. He is a composer, guitarist and producer and has worked with some of the finest musicians. He has been involved in projects which cover a range of music genres including pop, funk, jazz and fusion and has produced and collaborated with world class performers including John Scofield, Chris Potter, singer-songwriters Marc Broussard and Grace Weber and James Genus. He has recently made a long ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Gideon King & City Blog: City Blog

Read "City Blog" reviewed by Paul Naser

New York based guitarist/composer Gideon King's unique musical upbringing has allowed him to blend emotional, compelling songwriting that incorporates sophisticated harmonies and the always engaging element of improvisation. King says of himself, “ My brother, a well-known jazz pianist... cleverly referenced Mccoy Tyner, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and many others. My sisters, on the other hand, were... celebrating the lyrics and melodies of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and... My parents... insisted that classical music was the only heightened ...


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