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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

Bruce Lindsay reviews Fowser/Gillece “DuoTone”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com The tenor and vibes partnership of Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece has already established its credentials as an imaginative and innovative creator of cool-swinging straight-ahead jazz. Duotone, the duo’s third album, reinforces those credentials with a fresh set of original tunes. As with their previous Posi-Tone releases—Full View (2009) and Little Echo (2010)—Duot ...Read More

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October 26th, 2011 at 9:59 am

Lucid Culture reviews “DuoTone”…

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http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/ken-3/ Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece Chase Two in a Row Saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece’s previous album Little Echo was one of the best of 2010; how does their new one Duotone measure up? Where Little Echo was all gorgeous, often lurid Mad Men era ambience, this one’s got a more stripped-down, late night juke-joint flavor. T ...Read More

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October 24th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

SomethingElse Reviews Fowser/Gillece “DuoTone”…

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somethingelsereviews.com Last year we investigated a strong post-bop excursion by the potent, up-and-coming partnership of tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Bean Gillece. Little Echo (2010) swung like mad and put into sharp focus the tight rapport of Fowser and Gillece that is at the center of their post-bop achievements. Continuing what seems to becoming tradition for the duo, the ...Read More

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September 15th, 2011 at 8:03 am

SaxShed on Fowser/Gillece “DuoTone”…

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saxshed.com Saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece have recently released “Duotone” on Posi-Tone Records. Every once in a while, I will be presented with a recording for review where my relationship with the artist(s) is more personal. This is the case with “Duotone” by Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece. Perhaps a bit of explanation is necessary. Several years ago as a young teache ...Read More

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September 10th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

JazzWrap reviews Fowser/Gillece “DuoTone”…

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jazzwrap.blogspot.com I have been waiting for the new Fowser/Gillece Quintet record for 8 months now. And this week it arrived. And I have to say it’s a cracker! Supported by the third in a revolving lineup, Duotone (Posi-Tone) is superb. The lineup change doesn’t affect the quality of Fowser and Gillece’s compositions; The bandmates seem to slide in perfectly. The opener, &# ...Read More

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September 4th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

SuperFan Podcast link for Fowser/Gillece DuoTone…

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superfan2011.com Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece’s Appropriately “Overcooked” Jazz by SUPERFAN on AUGUST 31, 2011 in INSTRUMENTAL,JAZZ Let us delve now into the groovin’ jazz vibes of Behn Gillece. Vibes as in vibraphone, bebbeh. Possibly the most pleasing to the ears of all instruments when played by a master, and the most dreadful elevator music-y device when played by a slouch. The ...Read More

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September 4th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Step Tempest review for Fowser/Gillece “DuoTone”…

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steptempest.blogspot.com Like Nowell, this is the third release on Posi-Tone for the duo of Ken Fowser (tenor saxophone) and Behn Gillece(vibraphone).  Aptly titled “Duotone“, this is also their third release that features a different rhythm section. For this collection of 10 originals (all but 2 by Gillece), bassistDavid Wong, drummer Willie Jones III and pianist Donald Vega g ...Read More

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August 21st, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Dan Bilawsky reviews Ken Fowser / Behn Gillece: Duotone

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www.allaboutjazz.com “Duotone” is a term that belongs to the world of photography, but it makes perfect sense when applied to this recording. Tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece superimpose their tonal colors and personalities against one another, to create an aural portrait that’s both traditional and modern. While the supporting personnel have changed o ...Read More

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August 21st, 2011 at 9:06 am

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