Kenny Shanker – Action City

November 11, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Action City, Brian Fishler, Daisuke Abe, Kenny Shanker, Mike Eckroth, Posi-Tone,, Yoshi Waki


Saxophonist Kenny Shanker returns with an outstanding follow-up to his debut effort. Action City is quite fitting of the name for this effort and a great showcase of Shanker’s wonderful tone. The project is also an outstanding exposition of the writing chops that won the California native an ASCAP award¬† for composition in recent years. The tunes are a nice blend of uptempo swing and bluesy ballads, and everything in-between. A fantastic lineup of players on this effort include Mike Eckroth on piano, Daisuke Abe on guitar, Brian Fishler on drums and Yoshi Waki on bass. The playing is tight and on the mark all the way through and Shanker is a truly talented musician worth checking out.

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Tracks: Time Square, Another Morning, Summer Siesta, Action City, Punch, Prelude, Shadow Dance, Midnight, Marble Hill, The Tortoise and the Hare, Riverbank at Dawn, Snow Paws.