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Ken Fowser

New York based tenor saxophonist, Ken Fowser, has quickly developed a reputation as one of the finest jazz musicians of his generation. While building upon a strong foundation steeped in the jazz tradition, Fowser continues to develop his own unique voice and style as a saxophonist and composer. Mostly noted for his full bodied tone, linear approach to jazz harmony, and commitment to swing, Ken has already made a name for himself among local and international jazz audiences alike. Ken has successfully held down steady weekly gigs at both the world renown Smoke and Smalls jazz clubs. For two years every Friday night at Smoke, the Ken Fowser Quintet were featured for the "Round Midnight" performance, which allowed him the opportunity to close for virtually every notable figure in jazz today

Morning Light

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Moving Forward; Three For Leathers; In The Blue; Seventy Sixers; This That & The Other Thing; Morning Light; That Was Then; The Instigator; Without Saying; Firefly; Vitamin E.

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Ken Fowser: Morning Light

Read "Morning Light" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Throughout Morning Light, Ken Fowser's latest Posi-Tone Records release, he poses a welcome alternative to the fast-lane excesses of some of his peers on the tenor saxophone. The first thing that sets him apart is a medium-weight tone which doesn't crave attention or take up too much room. His sound sets an example to the rest ...

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Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More

Read "Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

It's time for Blue Note 50th anniversaries. We present material from Andrew Hill with voices and The Three Sounds live in L.A., which was released decades after the actual recording dates. In addition, Jack McDuff recorded with a big band in London, released on LP as To Seek a New Home, but never released on CD ...

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New Music from Ken Fowser

Read "New Music from Ken Fowser" reviewed by Bob Osborne

The featured album this week is the new release from Ken Fowser Fowser reflects upon the ephemeral aspects of nature to uncover a series of inspirations hidden in the broken fragments of our cultural existence on his latest release with a captivating program of new compositions. He continues to demonstrate a strong and well ...

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Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March

Read "Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March" reviewed by Marc Cohn

We're off to Van Gelder's for Blue Note sessions from March 1969, including tracks originally from the Elvin Jones LP The Prime Element with Lee Morgan, George Coleman, and Joe Farrell. And there's Blue Note #7 from 1939, as well as 21st century music that grabbed my ears. Enjoy the show. Next week: listener favorites and ...

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Ken Fowser, Something Blue, Devin Gray and More

Read "Ken Fowser, Something Blue, Devin Gray and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

A packed show with excellent new releases on Posi-tone from Ken Fowser and Something Blue, a focus on Devin Gray, recent work from Wolfgang Muthspiel plus archive cuts. Playlist Something Blue “Slick" from Maximum Enjoyment (Posi-tone) 00:00 Ken Fowser “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" from Right On Time (Posi-tone) 06:36 Devin Gray ...

Don't Look Down

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Maker's Marc; Coming Up Shorter; You're Better Than That; Fall Back; Don't Look Down; Divided State; I'll Take It from Here; Queens; Top to Bottom; Inversions; From Six To Midnight.

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OceanFirst Bank Jazz @ the Point 2018 Festival brings the best of jazz to South Jersey: Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14. Get your all access pass!

OceanFirst Bank Jazz @ the Point 2018 Festival brings the best of jazz to South Jersey: Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14. Get your all access pass!

The South Jersey Jazz Society has once again put together a lineup of incredible Jazz artists to perform at this year’s OceanFirst Bank Jazz @ the Point Festival Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14. Shows will be presented throughout various venues in Somers Point, New Jersey for fans of this great American art form to ...

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Szun Waves, other new releases and some archive cuts

Read "Szun Waves, other new releases and some archive cuts" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Blurring the boundaries between jazz, ambience and electronica, the sophomore album from Szun Waves New Hymn to Freedom, is the album of the week on the show. This new release is a document of six entirely live improvisations with “no edits or overdubs." The album title is apt, it is jazz, but it also bedded in ...


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