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George Kahn

Playing Records is proud to announce the release “STRAIGHT AHEAD”, George Kahn’s collaboration with Alex Acuña (drums) and Lyman Medeiros (bass). The project is George’s 9th album release and his first in the traditional piano trio format. The album consists 12 new tracks performed by the trio: 7 original compositions, each one in tribute to a pianist that is an inspiration to George (jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, Roger Kellaway, and Joe Sample) and 5 “cover tunes” that are creative takes on current pop artists (Prince, Adele, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran) GEORGE KAHN – PIANO When a young musician’s sources of inspiration are jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Sample, Vince Guaraldi, and Wynton Kelly, you’d figure that his own music would turn out to be pretty special — and in the case of jazz pianist and composer GEORGE KAHN, you’d be right

Straight Ahead

Label: Playing Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Rumour Has It; Work Song; Thieves In The Temple; Wonton Kelly; Can't Feel My Face; Roger Killowatt; Get Naked; Secrets; Thinking Out Loud; Dreamin'; Red's Riff; Follow Your Heart.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

George Kahn: Straight Ahead

Read "Straight Ahead" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Los Angeles-based pianist George Kahn likes to think of the standard piano trio format as a gateway drug into jazz. He may be right. Think of the classic trios, those of Red Garland, Nat King Cole, Bud Powell. Their sounds are addictive--and distinctively different--but they share the pared-down purity of purpose and relative simplicity of dynamic ...

TRACK OF THE DAY

God Bless The Child

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Label: Playing Records
Released: 0
Duration: 5:22

Jazz & Blues Revue

Label: Playing Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Cantaloupe Island; Yes We Can Can; Summertime; Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar; Shoo Shoo Baby; Use Me; The Boy From New York City/ The Way You Make Me Feel; God Bless The Child; I'd Rather Go Blind; Something's Got A Hold On Me; Rock Me Baby; Feeling Good; Afro Blue.

Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto

Label: Playing Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: CD1: Sombras De Noite ( Night Shadows ); Over The Rainbow; Waltz For Diana; My Funny Valentine; See Cruise; Say Goodbye; Benji; Freedom Vessel; Open House; Out of Time; One Moment of Your Life; 5 To Get Ready, 10 To Go; The Hero's Journey. CD2: Too Much Sax; The Big 4-0; Millennium Schmellenium; Evan's Seven; A Bop For Billy; Swiss Cheese; Midnight Brew; Mercedes The Lady; Gnomesayin'; Wes' Coast; Mitchell's Blues; Evan's Eleven; Wayne's World.

TRACK OF THE DAY

Sombras De Noite (Night Shadows)

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Label: Playing Records
Released: 2010
Duration: 4:47

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

George Kahn: Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto

Read "Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto" reviewed by Edward Blanco

West Coast jazz pianist George Kahn revisits past successes on Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto selecting some of his best compositions from five of his previous six albums for this compilation recording. This seventh outing contains 26 pieces covering a range of styles from contemporary to bebop, and from Bossa Nova to Latin and Cool jazz. ...

Cover Up!

Label: Playing Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Sunshine of Your Love; Wes' Coast; Mr. K.V.; Use Me; Eleanor Rigby; Mitchell's Blues; Cover Up!; Yesterday/Yesterdays; Comfortably Numb; Waiting On The World To Change; My Favorite Things.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

George Kahn: Cover Up!

Read "Cover Up!" reviewed by Edward Blanco

West Coast jazz pianist George Kahn presents fresh new arrangements to pop and rock tunes associated with such groups as Cream, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bill Withers and John Mayer, in a sense redefining or adding to the controversy, or, as the title of his album would suggest, the Cover Up! of what truly defines the ...


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