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Tom Kennedy is an accomplished touring and studio musician who ranks as one of the top acoustic and electric bass players in the world. His credits include performances and recordings with both mainstream legends and leading contemporary players. Tom’s musical roots with on the acoustic bass, an instrument he started playing at age 9 and took to so naturally that within a few years he was performing with internationally known players such as Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Nat Adderly, Sonny Stitt and Stan Kenton. At age 17, Tom would create a musical alter ego when he began playing the electric bass


Article: SoCal Jazz

The Weckl/Kennedy Project: Live at The Catalina Jazz Club

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If you are a fan of fusion, you likely know that Tom Kennedy and Dave Weckl started playing together in their early teens. Recently, Weckl reminisced about that glorious time in their lives, while on stage at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Yes, it was the Weckl/Kennedy Project playing the finale of a three-night engagement. ...


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Aurora Clara, Spandrel, Marc Johnson's Bass Desires and Pat Metheny

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Drummer and percussionist Tino di Geraldo, Aurora Clara and Spandrel. Marc Johnson, Pat Metheny, and bass players Tom Kennedy and Teymur Phell. Playlist Aurora Clara “Seis Cafe" from Clear Dawn (Youkali) 00:00 Spandrel “Words Travel Fast and so does Fire" from Spandrel (Self Produced) 08:31 Marc Johnson's Bass Desires"Thrill Seekers" from Second Sight (ECM) ...


Long Distance Connections

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Indian Garden; A Matter of Urgency; Jellyfish; For Odd's Sake; Planet X; Reflection; Greg's Walk; Suspensions.


Live in St. Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival

Label: Autumn Hill Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Zone; Big B, Little B; Mud Sauce; 101 Shuffle; Tribute; What Happened to My Good Shoes; Song for Claire; Rhythm-A-Ning; Synergy; Tower '99; Access Denied.


Article: Album Review

Lukasz Pawlik: Long Distance Connections

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This is fusion of the highest order, the type of project that is easy to get excited about. The complexities of Polish composer, pianist, cellist and arranger Lukasz Pawlik's compositions soar to new heights on his second album as a leader. Enlisting gold-star talent from both home and abroad, this amounts to about a fifty-fifty configuration ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Richard Hallebeek, Lyle Workman, Nir Felder and Teymur Phell

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On this program we revisit several releases featured in the past few months from guitarists Richard Hallebeek, Tohpati, Nir Felder and a 2019 release by bassist Teymur Phell. Playlist Cornelissen-Molenaar-Vollink “Amelia" from On Impulse (Self Produced) 00:00 Richard Hallebeek “Friday at Last" from Bumerang (Self Produced) Time 06:23 Tohpati “Tribal Dance" from Tribal Dance ...


Article: SoCal Jazz

Tom Kennedy: Stories From Behind and Beyond The Bass

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Tom Kennedy has never considered himself a prospector, but surely has tapped into a goldmine. As if releasing a hotshot new record wasn't enough, the world class jazz and fusion bassist is in compositional bliss with a bevy of new material yet to be recorded. Kennedy and I talk at length about his new writing technique ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Random Selection Of The Best New Releases From 2020

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A selection of new releases from 2020... including late 2019. Playlist Scott Henderson “Satellite" from People Mover (Self Produced) 00:00 Terje Rypdal “Conspiracy" from Conspiracy (ECM) 05:56 Tom Kennedy “The 70's" from Stories (Self Produced) 11:57 Randy Brecker-Eric Marienthal “Fast Lane" from Double Dealin' (Shanachie) 17:57 Jakob Manz Group “Endless Space" from Natural Energy ...



Label: Autumn Hill Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Hurry Up!; Elements; The '70s; Stories; Don't Forget Your Jacket; A Simple Song; Altitude; BB's Blues.


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