The key of H
London is not only
the capitol city of acid jazz. It's the place where all kind of music
streams together. From this pulsing heart of music come Russ Klinger
and Dave Radnor. They're the writers, the arrangers and the producers.
They play keyboards, guitars and instrument programming. They have
worked with George Michael and Imagination amongst others. Without any
debut album The key of H (2007) is not a fusion jazz project
but perfectly fits into the smooth jazz market. Russ Klinger defines
his music as West Coast Jazz. You will find captivating melodies with a high appeal. The group did a
lot to satisfy the audience with top players like drummer Tom Brechtlein, bassist Hussain Jiffry, saxmen Mornington Lockett
and David Bitelli, trumpet player Henry Armburg Jennings, and Latin
singer Jandira Silva.
The first notes of
Hollywood indicate an edgy contemporary jazz tune, but after
Hussain Jiffry's bass intro and Lockett's awesome horn arrangement
Russ Klinger shows with impressing guitar riffs the direction of the
album to melodious shores.
Driving on West
Coast Highway has inspired a legion of musicians. 25th Street set
their own impression of a panoramic view. Spectacular: Henry Armburg
Jennings's trumpet. He is an experienced session and jazz trumpeter
and pianist. You can meet him at 100 Club, Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scotts,
Royal Albert Hall in the London area.
Sundown is a
good example of the essence of the 25th Street Band. There is no dominant
player, all musicians amalgamate to a jam session with many variables.
Vem Dancar is
featuring singer Jandira Silva in a Latin song with Brazilian flavor.
The Brazil born Jandira lives since May 2007 in London. Mixing Bossa
and Jazz as no one else, she's looking forward on finding musicians
who can keep up with her, bringing ideas, sounds, and good vibes!
Russ and Dave show the great soundscape of keyboards in a funky
combination. One can compare their music with groups like The
Rippingtons and Dostero. This impression is underlined by The
Key Of H. Dynamic, uplifting and entertaining. Ready for great
The Long Way Home is an stirring epic tune presenting the
musicians in a powerful interaction. The tune has a slow lyrical intro
and outro while the main part accelerates the tempo.
On the closing Vem
Dancar David Bitelli on sax, Dave Radnor on keys and Russ Klinger
on guitar are performing the instrumental way and spirit of this
With The Key Of H
Russ Klinger and Dave Radnor set a signal to all friends of smooth
jazz. London is coming!
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- Title: The Key Of H
Artist: 25th Street Band
Genre: Smooth Jazz
01 Hollywood [5:39]
02 West Coast Highway [4:17]
03 Sundown [7:04]
04 Vem Dancar [5:08]
05 Crusade [5:13]
06 The Key Of H [3:33]
07 The Long Way Home [8:55]
08 Vem Dancar (Instrumental) [5:08]