Make a Joyful Noise: Sound That Shout Band Brass[CD]
In our 6000 channel universe, where the superficial,high-gloss,and slick have increasingly replaced that which is honest,fresh,and true, Kenny Carr & The Tigers greet jaded ears with a hurricane of joy. This is the music and music-making which cannot be simply 'pegged' into a single genre-it is neither jazz nor gospel, neither blues nor Dixieland. No, The Tigers transcend labels because they understand that in order to truly communicate a message, all those performing must be of one mind,heart and spirit. In this regard, Kenny Carr exemplifies one who has that remarkable ability to blend those performing with him into a single instrument. This is not a trombone ensemble album, rather it is one voice made of many. Kenny's trombone weeps,moans,cries,preaches,exhalts,and exhorts-he transcends all known and uses his instrument as a tool which compels one to LISTEN. The motivation of The Tiges is not self-aggrandizement nor simply excellence for it's own sake,rather they are servants of their instruments in the service of their Lord. A life exposed to Kenny Carr and The Tigers will never be the same, for their joyous,infectious love of their trombones,their music and God remind us all of what the psalmist meant when he said 'Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!' The Tigers are passionate,committed, and dedicated group of musicians, who in their own words are 'men of God who gather to play and praise.' While it is tempting to analyze all the influences on their music, it would be a disservice to what they are about and what have accomplished. They are a unique voice utilizing many styles and techniques, both historical and contemporary. They have created a means of expression that is capable of communicating an extraordinary range of ideas and emotions. This is not a recording just for trombonists or other brass players; it is not about styles and techniques. It is about the honest and sincere communication of feelings and beliefs about life through music. It is music, that as the name of this type of group implies, shouts at the listener. It's sheer vitality then compels you not to listen passively but to become actively involved with what is being said. Everyone should experience Kenny Carr & The Tigers and learn from them. They make music from the heart and soul; their music lifts your spirits. If everyone, regardless of what they do in life, would imbue their personal efforts with Kenny Carr & The Tigers' enthusiasm,purposefulness, and joy, the world would be a dramatically better place. Everyone who experiences Kenny Carr & The Tigers will be moved!
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