July 17, 2012 in Album of the Week
Video of Dave Kikoski in 2009
Dave Kikoski is one of the great jazz pianists on the scene today. His 2012 release “Consequences” features an all-star cast: Christian McBride is on bass and Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums.
I admire Dave Kikoski for his ability to play in two different camps so convincingly. He can play completely straight-ahead, burning and swinging. He can also stretch the boundaries and play more modern ideas. Not only that, but he can switch effortlessly back and forth between the modern and straight-ahead at will. I love his playing because he has a tremendous grasp of the history and development of jazz piano.
This is a thrilling record. I love hearing a record that can go between an Oscar Peterson/Ray Brown traditional sound to McCoy Tyner to Kenny Kirkland and beyond. This is an incredible album, and Learn Jazz Standards is proud to promote it. Go buy this fantastic record today!
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