Shawn-Neeq

Format: CD
Release Date: 2/5/2021
$13.99
Availability: Backorder
Overview

California pianist Gene Russell founded the Black Jazz imprint, and began releasing albums by folks like Doug Carn and Walter Bishop Jr. in 1971. The label only would last until 1975, but during its run, Russell was able to offer an in-the-moment sketch of what was happening in the soul-jazz universe. Guitarist Calvin Keys—who released his leader debut on Black Jazz the year the imprint was founded—would go on to tour and record with Ahmad Jamal, and solidify his spot as a ranking elder in the Bay Area jazz scene. But on the reissue of Shawn-Neeq, the composer and bandleader seems so effortlessly at home in his quartet (occasionally augmented by flutist Owen Marshall), it’s a bit surprising that he never became a more visible national figure. - DownBeat Magazine

 

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Tracks
1. B. E.
Length: 07:23
2. Criss Cross
Length: 05:50
3. Shawn-Neeq
Length: 05:54
4. Gee-Gee
Length: 07:56
5. B. K.
Length: 09:20
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 36:23
UPC: 848064011699