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Behn Gillece Quintet

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w/ Ken Fowser, Jeremy Manasia, Joseph Lepore, Charles Ruggiero ...Read More

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March 30th, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Behn Gillece Quintet

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w/ Ken Fowser, Jeremy Manasia, Joseph Lepore, Charles Ruggiero ...Read More

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March 29th, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Richard kamins reviews Fowser/Gillece “Top Shelf”…

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steptempest.blogspot.com This was one of those weeks when music served as a “healing force, helped to ease the pain of the tragic events in Boston and elsewhere.  Driving home from work the other night, I put “Top Shelf” into the player;  it’s the 4th PosiTone Records release from the duo of Ken Fowser(tenor saxophone) and Behn Gillece (vibraphone) and the easy-going s ...Read More

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May 28th, 2013 at 5:52 am

Marc Myers goes “Top Shelf”…

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www.jazzwax.com In most cases these days, the best new jazz albums sound terrific from their opening notes. I audit about 15 new CDs daily and, in nearly every case, the most inspiring ones are exciting from the get-go. That’s largely because better musicians and their producers know that in today’s world of digital distractions, you have to come  out of the gate with your best stuff. ...Read More

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May 27th, 2013 at 6:09 am

Dan Bilawsky reviews Fowser/Gillece “Top Shelf”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com The team of tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece has been steadily releasing music of a similar nature on the Posi-Tone label since its 2009 debut, Full View, hit the shelves. With this, the duo’s fourth album, Fowser and Gillece continue along the same path with nary a stylistic sharp turn, yet this one manages to stand out because of one import ...Read More

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May 26th, 2013 at 7:18 am

Brent Black reviews Fowser/Gillece “Top Shelf”…

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www.criticaljazz.com Roughly 27 years ago Stan Getz made one of the finest duet recordings on the Blue Note label with pianist label. Now the aptly titled Top Shelf picks up where Poetry left off. Granted this release is a sextet with attitude but Fowser and Gillece and the modern jazz evolution of tenor saxophone and vibraphone. Michael Dease sits in on trombone and pushes the front line to the n ...Read More

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April 13th, 2013 at 11:22 am

The Jazz Word on Fowser/Gillece “Top Shelf”…

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thejazzword.blogspot.com Top Shelf is the fourth release for longtime conspirators Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece. Their brand of original straight-ahead jazz is heartfelt and swinging with an interesting mix of complexity and accessibility. Gillece’s vibraphone and Fowser’s tenor saxophone playing are equally grounded in the tradition with an aggressive approach to modern sensibilities. ...Read More

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April 12th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Victor Aaron reviews Fowser/Gillece new CD “Top Shelf”…

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somethingelsereviews.com If, as they say, the third time’s the charm, what does that make the fourth time? If it’s concerning a collaboration by tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece, it’s even more so the charm…. ...Read More

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April 12th, 2013 at 10:05 am

Brent Black reviews Fowser/Gillece “DuoTone”…

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www.criticaljazz.com In 1958 Stan Getz and Cal Tjader released their Sextet recording originally on the Fantasy label. Leaning towards the West Coast Cool sound with a more bossa influenced swing, Getz and Tjader started a trend that is continued to this day with DuoTone from Ken Fowser and Behan Gillece. With the cool dialed back and the swing kicked up a notch we have ten original tunes tha ...Read More

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April 1st, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Bill Milkowski reviews DuoTone for JazzTimes…

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jazztimes.com Tight harmonies on the frontline between co-leaders Ken Fowser on tenor sax and Behn Gillece on vibraphone set the tone for this solid offering. Backed by the reliably swinging rhythm section of pianist Donald Vega, bassist David Wong and drummer Willie Jones III, Fowser and Gillece exhibit their straight-ahead chemistry on urgent swingers like “Overcooked” and “Back to Back, ...Read More

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November 9th, 2011 at 6:15 pm