T.K.Blue whose tones mesh exquisitely on the song. Suso sounds like an orchestra onto himself, as he masterfully finger-picks his instrument. He’s soon joined by Blue’s lovely, birdsong flute, repeating the lyrical rhythmic motif but embroidering it as well.
Jazziz, Spring 2017 Review of Randy Weston’s The African Nubian Suite. Blue is a co-producer for this recording
Yet he (Dr. Randy Weston) was continually in the moment, particularly when dialoguing with or comping for Blue, whose kinetic improvisations evoked a refracted blend of Bird, Cannonball, Benny Carter and Jackie McLean.
– Review by Ted Panken for Downbeat November 2016
Talib Kibwe…..I didn’t know his work until this album, and his instrumental voice is so personal, clear, and incisive that I kept playing back his solos for the sheer pleasure of such fresh sounds of surprise. If I were still producing jazz records, I would call Kibwe as soon as I got his number.
– from Nat Hentoff’s liner notes for Benny Powell’s “Why Don’t You Say Yes, Sometimes” recording.
|29 Apr 2017||T.K.Blue - Washington, DC ( USA ) — National Museum Of African American History and Culture|
|02 May 2017||T.K.Blue - NYC, New York ( USA ) — WNYC 93.9FM|
|05 May 2017||T.K.Blue - New York City, New York ( USA ) — Village Vanguard|
|06 May 2017||Germantown, NY ( USA ) — Clermont Winery and Vineyard|
|08 May 2017||T.K.Blue - Baltimore, Maryland ( USA ) — WEAA 88.9FM Morgan State U Radio|
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