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Stones Throw

Released: 27.08.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz pianist Kiefer enlists a full band for his latest release on respected hip-hop label Stones Throw. Cool, laid back, perfectly suited to long balmy summer evenings, this follow up to a trilogy of EPs released last year was recorded over three sessions one of which was at Jazzy Jeff’s studio after the DJ invited him to record there.

It’s beautifully positive despite much of it being about grief and loss after his beloved Grandmother passed away. Subtle and contemplative the second half is truly joyous and uplifting, With You Where You Are soars with delicate vocals and piano piercing precisely into Kiefer’s interpretation of the title track originally by the Crusaders. This is music for the soul indeed.

 

 

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