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Kevin Hays: The Dreamer

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Chi ha apprezzato il pianista Kevin Hays come parte di gruppi importanti del modern mainstream si troverà un pò spiazzato ad ascoltarlo in un'incisione in cui si diverte a mettere insieme piste di pianoforte, sintetizzatori, Fender Rhodes per fare una musica eclettica e divertente, autore di canzoni dai testi che andrebbero anche per le star della canzone pop.

Con la sua voce alla Chet Baker ed i ritmi in battere di sottofondo sforna un album gradevole, in cui ritorna alla formula del "solito" trio acustico in "Waltz for Perrin", altrove invece si dedica a suoni elettrici che meriterebbero di avere spazio nelle radio.

Ovviamente la classe non è acqua, per cui si guarda bene da mettere insieme troppe banalità che lo farebbero classificare come un epigone dello smooth jazz con armonie fin troppo facili. Procede fino alla fine con molta disinvoltura, firmando un disco in cui ringrazia "Bill and Doug for your incredible playing and endless creativity". Anche quando, come qui, preferiscono mostrare il lato più leggero della loro arte.


Track Listing: 01. Sco More Blues - 4:45; 02. You - 4:03; 03. The Dreamer - 3:13; 04. A Question - 3:02; 05. Little Flower - 4:04; 06. Twilight - 7:55; 07. Waltz for Perrin - 3:52; 08. Outsider Man - 5:01; 09. Sunday - 4:46; 10. Santa Fe Nights - 4:22; 11. The Dream - 3:55. Tutte le composizioni sono di Kevin Hays

Personnel: Kevin Hays (piano, voce, Fender Rhides, melodica, sintetizzatiore, percussioni, flauto, fischietto); Hillary Smith (voce di sfondo); Doug Weiss (contrabbasso); Bill Stewart (batteria).

Title: The Dreamer | Year Released: 2008 | Record Label: Artist Share


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