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Kenny Stahl: Press

Notable Quotes

 

"Flute playing doesn't get any better than that!"...Richie Cole

"A fantastic, imaginative, boppish approach with distinctive timbres of sound."...Phillip Elwood, SF Examiner

"With a growing national reputation-a favorite among peninsula jazz fans, Stahl draws a crowd wherever he goes."...Monterey Herald

"Beautiful tone and sensitive phrasing."...Paul Horn

"Kenny Stahl came on very strong at Monterey Jazz Festival '94 with an all-star band of legendary proportions."...Jazz Report

"magical beauty"...Jazz Times

"I've never heard anyone play with such energy!"...Julius Baker

"...Super flute of Kenny Stahl..." Victory Review

"Strong jazz sensibilities"...Jazziz

 "Kenny Stahl is a helluva flute player!"...Paul Horn

"He is taking the instrument into new territory"   Jazz Now magazine

" Kenny's beautiful music really made our event a huge success"  California Lawyers and Judges Forum/ Chateau Julien - Carmel Valley

 

 

Reviews

Downbeat Magazine HOLIDAY REVIEW by Dave Zaworski “Tenderness for Christmas” Kenny Stahl and Weber Iago A perfect CD for reflective holiday souls. As the title suggests, tenderness is the emphasis on these X-mas chestnuts featuring West Coast flutist Kenny Stahl and pianist Weber Iago (guitarist Steve Ezzo joins in on three cuts). Nice reharmonizaations on “Greensleeves” provoke thoughtfulness. There’s also a pleasant swinging take on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” Stahl’s got a dynamic tone and Iago’s a perfect foil for him, listening intently and adroitly supporting his playing. The disc’s rubato nature gets a bit tedious, especially on “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” but ultimately if it’s yuletide tenderness you’re looking for, this is the place.

Dave Zaworski - Downbeat Magazine