9 Winds, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: MTKJ is Jason Mears (sax, cl), Kris Tiner (t), Paul Kikuchi (d) and Ivan Johnson (b). The writers are Kris and Jason and their music is a peaceful free jazz with lots of open space especially on songs like “Function”. It is creative and they show good potential on our favorite of the six songs, “Nuts and Gum, Together At Last”.