Khan, Steve

Granger, 2014CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 20.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Guitarist Steve Khan assembles a fine team for Subtext, the latest in his evolution of contemporary jazz. It is sophisticated fusion with a decided Latin bent owed to Khan’s passion for salsa and his core team of musicians. Rubén Rodríguez (b), Dennis Chambers (d), Marc Quiñones (perc, bongo, timbales) and Bobby Allende (conga, bongo) are long time associates who are now weaved into the fabric of Steve’s signature. The program combines fresh arrangements with a few of Kahn’s own tunes notably “Blue Subtext” and “Bait And Switch”. “Cada Gota Khan’s Mar” has a jovial, Caribbean swing featuring vocalist Mariana Ingold, Gil Goldstein (accordion) and Rob Mounsey (coro). “Hackensack” and “Never Let Me Go” are other standouts in a truly fine performance.


Publicist: Bloom Media Relations