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Steve Khan: Backlog

Read "Backlog" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Latin jazz has rarely featured the guitar, but that hasn't stopped Steve Khan. Backlog continues in the vein of previous albums including Parting Shot (Tone Center, 2011) and Subtext (Tone Center, 2014): creative Latin arrangements of Great American Songbook standards and modern jazz tunes that are rarely played in Latin style (or in any style, in ...

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Steve Khan: Backlog

Read "Backlog" reviewed by James Nadal


In what could best be described as an enduring exploration, Steve Khan has undertaken the role of expanding and redefining the role of the guitar in the hybrid genre of Latin Jazz. Backlog continues with the concept established as far back as 2005 on The Green Field (Tone Center), in the transformation of straight-ahead jazz compositions ...

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Steve Khan: Backlog

Read "Backlog" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Steve Khan's love affair with Latin music germinated in the 1980's with his stellar Eyewitness recordings and continued to develop in a number of releases including 2011's Parting Shot and 2014's Subtext both on Tone Center Records. Backlog is third in this series and represents some of the esteemed jazz guitarist's finest work to date.

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Backlog

Label: ESC Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Criss Cross; Conceptious In C; Latin Genetics; Our Town; Head Start; Rojo; Invisible; Emily; Go Home; Catta.


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