Kevin Hackler | Absalon

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by Kevin Hackler

Modern instrumental jazz featuring trumpet, guitar, vibraphone, acoustic bass, and drums.
Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop
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1. Wishful Thinking
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2. Venerativeness
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3. Purdy, Much Done
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4. Falling Down
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5. Abif
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6. First Ascent
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7. Vanish
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8. Proosed, Part One
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9. Proosed, Part Two
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Kevin Hackler

The new studio collection from Charleston jazz trumpeter Kevin Hackler and his studio combo stands as one of the finest releases by a local act of the year. The curiously titled, eight-song album Absalon sounds like a grand piece of work from a seasoned veteran act (circa 1967) with a world of experience. Hackler's current gallery of cats — bandmates electric guitarist Dave Linaburg, drummer Stuart White, vibes man Michael Hanf, and bassist Ben Wells — recorded and mastered the album over the spring with local engineer Tim Holbrooke. A truly collaborative effort, Hackler's horn sails effortlessly across White's smooth snare and cymbal work, Linaburg's occasional wild electric guitar distortion, and the unexpected rhythmic turnarounds. Hanf's vibe technique is amazing and complements Hackler's softer Miles moments very well. From the first melodies and accents of lead-off tune "Wishful Thinking" and the Far Eastern/caravan drowsy feel and minor-key melodies of "Venerativeness" and "Abif" to the beauty of "Falling Down," Absalon shines brightly. ( —T. Ballard Lesemann, Charleston City Paper


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frank fletcher jr.

love the cd
hey man! i'm new to your music but already love it. haven't been going to any clubs around the charleston area but will have to catch you live. two cuts really blew me away; "venerativeness" and "purdy, much done". i'd write more but i gotta get back to the cd. gotta buy a copy. this one is a must have. best of luck.

your new #1 fan


The perfect CD to play when you're stuck in your office (or traffic), manages to be both fun and relaxing. I definitely recommend this to everyone.