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Kevin Tkacz

Born in Indiana and raised for the most part near Lexington, Kentucky, bassist Kevin Tkacz (pronounced “tax”) came into his own as a jazz artist in the exploratory urban environment of Chicago. A Brooklyn resident since 2005, he has made a mark on the cutting edge of the New York jazz scene, working with the likes of Matana Roberts, Ralph Alessi, Angelica Sanchez, Russ Lossing, Gerald Cleaver, Kris Davis, Eri Yamamoto and more. Tkacz, 37, began his musical life on trumpet and then guitar before picking up the electric bass, switching to upright during his college years (at North Texas, University of Kentucky and DePaul)


It's Not What You Think

Label: Piece of Work of Art Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: East Riverdance; Gross Motor Skills; It


Article: Album Review

Kevin Tkacz Trio: It's Not What You Think

Read "It's Not What You Think" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Bassist Kevin Tkacz is joined by Bill Carrothers on piano and Michael Sarin on drums for his first trio release, It's Not What You Think, a mix of composed and improvised tunes recorded in Brooklyn, New York, during March 2007. On his website, Tkacz describes the CD as “seven improvisations, two notated compositions, ...


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