Blue brings a smooth foot taping beat to Wayne Shorter’s “Infant Eyes” leading the charge on soprano saxophone as drummer Eric Kennedy lends a persuasive undercurrent. “Amour” boasts 11 tracks riding on Blue’s wave of creativity that brings his unforgettable journey to life.
– Jazz Notes by Ron Scott, New York Amsterdam News, May 2017
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, Downbeat, November 2016
T.K. Blue exudes armloads of dexterity and guileless charm on his latest album, AMOUR. Its 11 tracks, a nice balance of originals and covers, overflow with evidence of a craftsman so in love with his work that it doesn’t even feel like work.
– 4 Star Review By Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat, September 2017
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