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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 faithfully in the style of classic Blue Note. That, combined with the usual Posi-Tone warm, unblemished production puts Standing Tall in a space shared by Wayne Shorter’s The Soothsayer or Horace Silver’s The Jody Grind. The old school chops are there, too.