The New York Times previews TRIO
"This may be the first you’ve heard of Mr. Sun, a tenor saxophonist, but that will soon change" — NYTimes
Giovanni Russonello wrote a kind preview of Kevin's album release concert at The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Read the full text below:
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This WeekThe New York Times
January 26, 2018
This may be the first you’ve heard of Mr. Sun, a tenor saxophonist, but that will soon change. He knows a lot about the past 20 years of contemporary jazz saxophone: the shoulder-hugging maneuvers of Mark Turner, the snaky melodicism of Chris Potter, the susurrating quiet of Chris Speed. But Mr. Sun reaches back farther. Sometimes you’ll hear a smoldering kernel of Albert Ayler; when he picks up the clarinet, the tonal gamesmanship of Jimmy Giuffre looms in. Boil it all together, and Mr. Sun’s playing develops an identity of its own, equal parts direct and discursive. That’s clear on his debut album, “Trio,” which features the rhythm section on hand at the Jazz Gallery: the bassist Walter Stinson and the drummer Matt Honor. (Giovanni Russonello)
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