a prolific back catalogue of recordings Steve Kenny publishes “Alone” an album of jazz guitar improvisations
“Forte non Ignave, act with bravely not cowardice” Plinky-Plonk Stuff strengthened my conviction! The originally melodies devised on my old out of tune second-hand piano took on a new meaning arranged for brass evoking memories of youth, place and 70s urban decay.
Seeing Mick Jagger using a pair of maracas on a black and white television set in the 1960s inspired an interest in popular music that later would turn into an obsessive passion for decades to come.
Another time capsule is unlocked from the 1970s, showing some of the classic posters, leaflets and graphics advertising events for the Leeds Musicians’ Collective
New Orleans Jazz Funeral Tradition remodelled using Serialism- my own discordant tribute for a sombre occasion a saxophone and brass quartet using the serial technique.
The album Elements features Steve Kenny and Vic Berry guitar improvisations from their prolific period 2007-2010, release date 28 August 2021.