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Old "New" Releases & Reviews

"Heritage"
 
Kenny Poole

 (regrettably posthumously)


Well, folks - it's finally here.  I had heard for years about a couple guys that had some great audio recordings 
of Kenny Poole playing at his favorite "restaurant" venues.  Well, they have finally surfaced with the "first" of 
several releases (depending on how well this one sells) - and, I've got to tell you that it is worth ten times the 
asking retail price on CD Baby.  

CD Liner Notes (partial) written by Andy Brown - Jazz Guitarist/Poole Disciple 

Kenny Poole has been my favorite musician for a long time.  He's one of the best solo jazz guitarists I've ever 
heard, and with the release of the CD some of his best performances will be available to the public.  Good news!!!

For those unfamiliar with Kenny's magical playing, imagine a combination of George Van Eps and Joe Pass  
flavored with the early inspiration from local (Cincinnati) hero Cal Collins, sprinkled with just the right amounts 
of Chet Atkins, Joao Gilberto and Andres Segovia.  His touch, feel, tone, groove, and creative flow are a joy 
to experience.  His playing has the mark of genius, and has floored countless musicians who have come in 
contact with his master.

While flying under the radar during his lifetime, he nonetheless attracted the praise and admiration of his idols,
including Van Eps and Pass, as well as Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney, Herb Ellis and many other legends of 
jazz guitar.  When a guitar player came through Kenny's hometown of Cincinnati, he was sure to look up the 
local legend.

Cincinnati area audiences enjoyed his music for fort years.  But, he was relatively unknown to the jazz public.  
He preferred working in restaurants and small clubs where his subtle and mellow playing could develop without 
the pressure and stress of traveling and hype  He procured steady solo gigs that lasted years, and even if the 
venues were not world famous jazz clubs, the music produced at these jobs was of the highest quality.

(The rest of the Liner Notes in the CD.)

Tunes:

Mas Que Nada, Django, If You Never Come to Me, Voce e Eu, Our Love is Here to Stay, Little White Lies, 
Jive at Five, The Song is You, A Pele Do Marfin Skin of Ivory, Where Are You, Brazil, I Can't Get Started, Calcuta

Recorded at the Heritage and produced by a couple of his major fans - Marcos Sastre & Tom Antony

Where to buy:  CD Baby - only $12.97!