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Kind Folk is Guitarist Ron Carlson’s ARC Label Debut


RonSmilingBW-HDRKansas City based guitarist Ron Carlson assembles an all star jazz lineup featuring Grammy winner Bob Bowman, Rob Scheps, Roger Rosenberg, Brian Steever and vocalists Angela Hagenbach, Shay Estes and Kathleen Holeman on an exquisite music program dedicated to the memory of Kenny Wheeler and Charlie Haden.

The Kind Folk project is dedicated to Kenny Wheeler and Charlie Haden whose lives, compositions, performances and recordings have touched so many people throughout the world. The melodic tune “Kind Folk” by Kenny Wheeler is included as well as “First Song”, a moving ballad by Charlie Haden.

Album Notes

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The Kind Folk project is dedicated to Kenny Wheeler and Charlie Haden whose lives, compositions, performances and recordings have touched so many people throughout the world. The melodic tune “Kind Folk” by Kenny Wheeler is included as well as “First Song”, a moving ballad by Charlie Haden.

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One of the featured instrumentalists is the outstanding bassist Bob Bowman. He attended the renown North Texas Jazz program then went on to tour with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, Carmen McRae and has played with many jazz notables including Bud Shank, Freddie Hubbard, Karrin Allyson to name a few. Bob is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Bob performs regularly at the Blue Room jazz club at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City and travels nationally to teach and perform.


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Rob Scheps is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, clinician and band leader. He entered the New England Conservatory at the age of 16 and graduated with Honors. Rob has performed and collaborated with music greats including John Abercrombie, Gil Evans, Mel Lewis, Bob Moses, Buddy Rich, Nancy King, Dianne Reeves, Sam Rivers, Greg Gisbert and many more. Rob has received multiple awards from Down Beat magazine. He has written and arranged many compositions for ensembles and big bands. Rob is very active in the New York area and tours regularly. He plays tenor and soprano saxophone and flute on Kind Folk.


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Roger Rosenberg has been a top call baritone player on the New York scene for more than three decades. He studied at Indiana University, The New England Conservatory, as well as with Phil Woods and composer Harold Seletsky. He has worked with Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Janet Lawson, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, John Scofield, Sarah Vaughn, Gerry Mulligan, Michael Brecker, The New York Philharmonic, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Palmieri, David Lahm, Tom Scott, T.S. Monk and many more. Roger plays on Broadway, performs with his own quartet and tours regularly with Steely Dan. He is also an accomplished woodwind doubler and plays baritone saxophone and bass clarinet on Kind Folk.

Tracks include:


Soundtrack (J Abercrombie)
Bye Bye Country Boy (B Dearie / J Segal)
Kind Folk (K Wheeler)
First Song (C Haden)
A Felicidade (V De Moraes / A Salvet / AC Jobim)
Beatrice (S Rivers)
A Beautiful Friendship (S Styne / D Kahn)
J.S. (J Abercrombie)

Credits

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Instrumentalists include Ron Carlson, Rob Scheps, Roger Rosenberg, Bob Bowman, Brian Steever and vocalists include Angela Hagenbach, Kathleen Holeman and Shay Estes.

Kind Folk was recorded at CR Sound in Kansas City, Missouri. Recording and mixing was led by Craig Rettmer.

The CD cover and booklet was designed by Ken Westphal. Kind Folk was produced by Ron Carlson and Rob Scheps.

Kind Folk
by Ron Carlson

© Copyright – Ron Carlson / Artists Recording Collective (893682002635)

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