McKinley, Myron

Dark Elf, 2023CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 29.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 79
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Keyboardist, composer Myron McKinley puts together a set of ten noteworthy tunes for Sound Alchemist, his solo debut. The LA-based musician has performed and produced for a multitude of stars across R&B, jazz, and funk. His beats are energizing as on the club-ready “Matrix” and “Crowded Club”. They’ll get you moving. Verdine White (b) and Danny McClain (vocals) shine on EWF’s “Imagination”, and Isabella Chiappini sings on the Latin-tinged “La Belle Dame Sans Regrets”. Gerald Albright makes a guest appearance on “Tunisian Morning”, but McKinley handles the bulk of instrumentation across the set with a display of diverse themes and good vibes.


Publicist: Great Scott