Kenny Shanker, Beautiful Things is reviewed by Audiophile Review

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Kenny Shanker Promo 1

by Paul Wilson

Kenny Shanker Beautiful Things CD Cover

Award winning composer, saxophonist, pianist, and vocalist Kenny Shanker has released his latest work of traditional jazz, both original songs and covers of jazz standards. In addition to his own music, he has worked with several prominent groups and artists such as The New World Symphony, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and one of my all-time favorites, David Benoit. In addition to performing at some of New York’s most celebrated jazz clubs, he has even performed at Carnegie Hall. Several of the tracks, such as Track 2, “Prestissimo” is high octane, free form sax that almost sounds totally improvised. Other tracks are cool jazz all the way and I really enjoyed how Shanker weaves the sax and trumpet together so fluidly. Between the bebop sound on several songs to the flowing luxury of a more traditional jazz sound, “Beautiful Things” is exactly that – beautiful.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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