Monday, 18 January 2010

Kevin Hays ''Seventh Sense''

Kevin Hays

''Seventh Sense''
( Blue Note Records, 1994 )
Catalog # B2-89679


Tracklisting:
1. Take the D Flat Train
2. Seventh Sense
3. Three Pillars
4. My Man's Gone Now
5. Interlude
6. Space Acres
7. Little B's Poem
8. East of the Sun
9. Makyo
10. Black Narcissus

Personnel & Credits:
Brian Blade Drums
Seamus Blake Sax (Tenor)
Magda Dajani Stylist
Kevin Hays Piano
David Hughes Photography
Steve Nelson Vibraphone
Patrick Roques Art Direction, Design
John Scofield Producer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Doug Wiess Bass

Biography:
A talented pianist, Kevin Hays grew up in Connecticut and started lessons when he was seven. He made his recording debut with Nick Brignola; toured with the Harper Brothers (1989-1990); and worked with Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Donald Harrison, Roy Haynes, and Joe Henderson, among others. Kevin Hays recorded three albums with Bob Belden, and in 1994 cut his first record as a leader, Seventh Sense (Blue Note).
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

Review:
Pianist Kevin Hays' style mixes together the influences of Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner and he helps define the modern mainstream on this Blue Note disc. The quintet set also features plenty of solo space from vibraphonist Steve Nelson and the excellent tenorman Seamus Blake. Opening with three Hays originals and also including Hindermith's "Interlude" (which finds the group sounding a little like the Modern Jazz Quartet) and such standards as "My Man's Gone Now" and "East of the Sun," the music pays tribute to the past without becoming predictable or overly derivative. It's a fine release.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

Andy's note:
Blue Notes off cassette tape marked DJ promotion copy only.

By Andy

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

no pw required

HotBeatJazz said...

thanks

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