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The aptly titled “Right On Time” is a great jazz achievement.

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Ken Fowser – Right On Time – Posi-Tone Records PR8191 56:02 ***** 5 stars On his eighth release for Posi-Tone Records, Ken Fowser has established his credentials as a composer and band leader. Fronting an impressive sextet (Joe Magnarelli/trumpet; Steve Davis/trombone; Ed Cherry/guitar; Brian Charette/organ; and Willie Jones III/drums), Fowser opens stylishly on “Stand Clear Of The Closing D ...Read More

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February 27th, 2019 at 11:37 am

Ken Fowser’s “Now Hear This” 11 originals built for hard, no-frills blowing

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Tenorist Ken Fowser isn’t one to waste time or mince words on distractions peripheral to musical expression, particularly when there’s a seasoned band under his name available to engage in the same. Now Hear This! reflects that directness of character and intent in both title and content with a program of eleven originals built for hard, no-frills blowing. His colleagues on the date are compar ...Read More

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March 25th, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Free wheeling jazz with a swagger – “Now Hear This” by Ken Fowser

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Last year, when we reviewed Ken Fowser’s initial CD as band leader, (his previous issues for PosiTone shared the limelight with co-leader Behn Gillece) Standing Tall, (http://www.audaud.com/ken-fowser-standing-tall-posi-tone/) our conclusion was that Fowser was spot on in bringing hard bop fans a solid set of free wheeling jazz with a swagger. He once again shares the front line with trumpeter, ...Read More

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February 15th, 2017 at 4:08 pm

All About Jazz says “Now Hear This!” by Ken Fowser

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Taking a cue from some of the other smaller jazz-based labels, Posi-Tone has done a remarkable job over the past few years of building a roster of budding talents worthy of wider recognition. Part of the allure of such an endeavor is the ability to see the evolution of an artist’s muse unfolding like a rose. Those in the know have heard from tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser through his partnersh ...Read More

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February 13th, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Jazziz Magazine tells us about “Standing Tall” by Ken Fowser

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Having co-led three sessions with vibraphonist Behn Gillece on Posi-Tone Records, saxophonist and composer Ken Fowser is a staple of the imprint. However, he’s just now releasing his first album for Posi-Tone under his name alone. The aptly titled Standing Tall proves an auspicious debut, as Fowser displays his lush and heady tenor sound on a set of bluesy original compositions. Leading a like-m ...Read More

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June 24th, 2016 at 8:55 am

Nick Bewsey praises the harmonic grooves of “Standing Tall”

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Ken Fowser  four 1/2 stars Standing Tall – Posi-Tone After co-leading four records on the Posi-Tone label with vibraphonist Behn Gillece, tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser revs his own engine on his fast and furiously entertaining debut release, Standing Tall. A former University of the Arts student in Philadelphia, Fowser has crafted a free-wheeling gem, boldly exploring harmonic grooves and s ...Read More

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March 1st, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Dusted in Exile covers Ken Fowser “Standing Tall”….

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dustedmagazine.   Tradition is a minefield topic in the context of modern jazz. Its tractor beam pull on contemporary players invites the expenditure of ink and pixel pro and con like scarce others. Tenorist Ken Fowser appears to recognize that the best way to contend with the figurative elephant of precedence is feed it personalized peanuts, however thin the shells. Audition Standing Tall ...Read More

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January 22nd, 2016 at 4:48 pm

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Audiophile Audition believes in “Standing Tall” by Ken Fowser

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Audiophile Audition Ken Fowser – Standing Tall – Posi-Tone PR 8145, 58:55 ****: (Ken Fowser – tenor sax; Josh Bruneau – trumpet; Rick Germanson – piano; Paul Gill – bass; Jason Tiemann – drums) While tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser has recorded four CDs for the Posi-Tone label going back to 2009, they have all been as a co-leader with vibraphonist Behn Gillece. With his new release, S ...Read More

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January 20th, 2016 at 4:18 pm

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Music & More Blog analyses Ken Fowser’s “Standing Tall”

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This session is led by tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser, presenting as program of original compositions in the company of Rick Germanson on piano, Paul Gill on bass, Jason Tiemann on drums and Josh Bruneau on trumpet. The music is straight up modern mainstream jazz with a focus on snappy melodies deft soloing. The album opens with the fast and swinging “Head Start” which shows the unit as a stron ...Read More

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January 19th, 2016 at 2:31 pm

More positive vibes on “Standing Tall” from Something Else! Reviews

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Ken Fowser – Standing Tall – Something Else! After making four solid, post-bop jazz records with vibes specialist Behn Gillece, tenor sax man Ken Fowser has stepped out on his own to make a solid, post-bop jazz record. Standing Tall, released on January 15, 2016 (Posi-Tone Records), puts Fowser in another small combo setting,…Fowser wrote all of the tunes, and they are faithfull ...Read More

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January 17th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

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