Kenn Smith | Short Stories

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Short Stories

by Kenn Smith

His music and impeccable technique are consistently described as a "soulful, organic experience". Short Stories is a laid back mixture of old school funk and jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. What’s So Funny
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2. Planet Crazy
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3. Back in the day
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4. Blessing
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5. Why Do I Tripp
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6. I Wonder
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7. F
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8. Final
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9. Simple Complexity
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10. .9.1.1
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11. Carry me On
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Bassist/ Guitarist/ Author/Recording Artist,
Born and raised in the city of Chicago, he honed his musical skills as an freelance guitarist and bassist on the city’s music scene. From nightclubs to theaters to studio sessions and tours, while performing in various styles of music, Classical to Jazz, Funk to Progressive Rock and World Music, he quickly earned the reputation as one of the best in his field. He has shared the stage with great artists such as: Tower of Power, Wynton Marsalis, BeBe Winans and The Winans Family, Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Horn, Bucky Pizzarelli, Stanley Jordan and members of the Miles Davis Band. As a recording artist, his music and impeccable technique are consistently described as a "soulful, organic experience".

He as written and produced 3 disc. “BLUE” and “TWO” featuring his outstanding guitar work which has been compared to the likes of John Scofield and Carlos Santana. And a solo bass CD titled "Short Stories" which listeners have compared his performance to such bass greats as Marcus Miller, Gary Willis and Jaco Pastorius. As an author he has written 2 instruction books for bass and is currently on staff with online magazines Mel Bay Bass Sessions and Bass Musician Magazine


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Cnet Download.Com

Effortlessly cool sound!!
Cnet Download.Com Contemporary Jazz Featured Artist, Illinois-based axeman Kenn Smith, who has played with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Jordan, summons an effortlessly cool sound from both bass and guitar. His agile, arcing riffs suggest influences ranging from Scofield to Santana, and his jazz- fusion stylings are as soulful as they are slick."

Warren Murchiie/ Bass Inside Magazine

Stupendous album!
Short Stories is a stupendous album! You are a fine bassist"