West Coast Jazz pianist George Kahn carries the tradition of jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and Horace Silver into the 21st Century with his latest release, SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO, Vol. 2 (Dayside). This volume is filled with 13 uptempo tracks that feature some of the best jazz musicians on the West Coast playing his original music.
Included is a retrospective of songs from Kahn’s previous recordings, plus 2 new compositions that were recorded live in the studio in 2009. The new recordings feature Andy Suzuki on sax, Karl Vincent on bass and M B Gordy on drums. “Evan’s Eleven” is a funky tune in 11/4, and the band gets to stretch out on a tribute to Wayne Shorter , “Wayne’s World”. The music on this album covers a range of styles, from bebop to Cool Jazz to Latin , and contemporary jazz. No vocals here - it is a cool, jammin' jazz. Eric Marienthal, Justo Almario, Andy Suzuki, Brian Bromberg, and Alex Acuna are just a few of the artists that join George on this compilation.
In addition to his previous albums, Kahn’s music has been featured in film and on TV, including on Men of a Certain Age, The Young and the Restless, How William Shatner Changed the World and commercials for Lexus. If you have never heard George’s music before, now is the time to discover one of the best-kept secrets in Jazz: SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO