Thomson, Ken

Intuition, 2010CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 16.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
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Sound: 4
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Ken (b cl, sax) makes his debut as a leader with an amalgamation that has elements of rock, avant-garde and jazz-fusion. But the bulk is done in a quiet more subdued manner almost like chamber music. The band is Russ Johnson (t), Nir Felder (g), Adam Armstrong (b), Fred Kennedy (d) and Thomson. “No, no, no” was quite a production, an introspective ballad around a cool solo by Kennedy. There are more exhilarating movements like “Goddamn You Ice Cream Truck” and the intriguing “Wanderangst”. But they return to tranquility on the title track wrapping up a wide array of moods composed and presented by Thomson.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz