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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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Midwest Record reviews Ken Fowser “Standing Tall”…

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          midwest record If you’re any kind of a jazzbo, you know Fowser’s name but you’ll probably be surprised this is his first date as a leader. Swinging that sax like he was born holding it, Fowser isn’t letting grass grow under his feet as he delivers a pure, classic New York sound that can easily take you back to days you weren’t aroun ...Read More

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January 11th, 2016 at 2:36 pm

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Ken Fowser “Standing Tall” is on the WBGO radar…

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http://www.wbgo.org/radar/ken-fowser-standing-tall Jazz is the most egalitarian of musical art forms. Roots, race, origin, education – all take a backseat to the ability to swing…and to express one’s own vision, who YOU are. That being said, New Jersey’s own saxophonist Ken Fowser does exactly that with his new Posi-Tone release, Standing Tall Fowser has assembled four li ...Read More

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January 8th, 2016 at 11:49 am

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Another strong review for Ken Fowser “Standing Tall”…

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http://ginalovesjazz.com/ken-fowser-standing-tall/ Ken Fowser – Standing Tall   The twelve original compositions on saxophonist Ken Fowser‘s first album as a leader, “Standing Tall”, show his true mastership in swing, style, and structure. “Head Start” is a perfect album opener with an ebullient, and yet relaxing harmonic overtone that reminds me of some of the finest Impulse ...Read More

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January 4th, 2016 at 9:39 am

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Amazing review for Ken Fowser “Standing Tall”…..

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jazzdagama.com   A first listen to the young tenor saxophonist, Ken Fowser’s performance on Standing Tallleft me enormously impressed. A second and indeed a third hearing prompts, once more, enthusiasm for his shot-from-guns virtuosity, his leaping into the fray like one fearlessly possessed. No reservations arise when studying his compositions, which are youthful and ebullient, yet erudit ...Read More

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