USA: Posi-Tone Records Album Releases from Jon Davis & Ken Fowser
2016 begins with two outstanding album releases!
Jon Davis Trio and Ken Fowser Quintet start the year off strong.
Jon Davis "Changes Over Time"
Jon Davis explores and expounds to philosophically approach the
music encapsulated in his new album "Changes Over Time." The ensuing
result is a strong piano trio date that features bassist Ugonna Okegwo
and drummer Jochen Rueckert. Davis masterfully employs a full palette
of harmonic landscapes, melodic motifs, and swampy grooves to make
emotionally engaging statements that are also elegantly lyrical and
clearly suggestive of a modern jazz sensibility. With some brilliant
performances and an evocative program of music, including several new
original compositions, Jon Davis’ ”Changes Over Time" is sure to bring
bright moments of intense delight to listeners everywhere.
tenor man Ken Fowser rises to the occasion and steps into the spotlight
with steadfast earnestness on his latest release "Standing Tall."
Prepare to be delighted, as Fowser unveils an exciting musical program
of brilliant original compositions presented by his working group of
pianist Rick Germanson, bassist Paul Gill, Jason Tiemann on drums and
Josh Bruneau on trumpet. Throughout the new record, Fowser continues to
announce his commanding presence as a first-rate soloist, but more
importantly, he ably demonstrates a strong and well refined artistic
vision for his own music as a leader that is both emotionally engaging,
uplifting, and entertaining. With a delicate balance of modernity and
classic aesthetics, "Standing Tall" is insightfully straight forward,
steadily swinging, and refreshingly melodic.