“On The One” Liner Notes
On the One is my 5th CD. I always felt that there was a magic to the #5, and I know that we have captured the magic in this recording. On the one has been my signature phrase for whenever I sign off, it means to me being right on point, focused. That’s how I feel about this recording. Once again my band has committed to the groove that has taken us to the next level. Igor Atalita, Bryan Carrot, Vince Cherico, Craig Rivers, Ruben Rodriguez as well as myself have become the recipe for our own sound. I had the good fortune of adding Tim Ries as a special guest on tenor and soprano saxophone, which added a great blend and color as well as some of his amazing solos.
As you continue to do CDs, it becomes a challenge selecting the material to continue the growth and spirit of your artistry. In having a great live performing band, you acquire a lot of inspiration from your audience. This has become an important factor in my selections as well as inspiration. As it’s been said all along, there is strength in unity and commitment. I feel very blessed that we have come so far and so close. Not saying that this is becoming the end of our journey, but more the beginning of our path. I see so much more for us in the future.
Here are some quotes:
-The Steven Kroon Sextet the old nostalgic Harlem Latin Jazz sounds from back in the day, with a modern twist. The Kroon sound is always the heartbeat, the rhythm of existence…Felipe Luciano
-Steve Kroon is an amazing percussionist whose outstanding musicianship and
fantastic stage presence make him the heir to the legendary Latin Jazz
Bandleaders Tito Puente and Ray Barretto. Kroon is a great crowd pleaser for
dancers and serious listeners alike …Jack Kleinsinger -Highlights in Jazz