2006 SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Awards)- Best Jazz Recording The Collective returns with their second release 'Gateway'. Combining jazz harmony with other styles of music (latin, folk and other world music), the Collective is carving out a niche for themselves in the musical landscape. The Collective is: Kevin Dorsey/ composer, double-bass, electric bass guitar Jerry Bower/ congas, udu drum, shaker, clave, cymbal Bob Piorun/ acoustic, nylon and steel string electric guitars Bill Pomares/ tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet Stein Rimehaug/ piano, keyboard, melodica 'Gateway, from Kevin Dorsey's Collective represents the group's most ambitious recording to date...effortlessly blending different dynamics and phrasing in ways that clearly illustrate the band's knack for transcending genres and rhythms.'- Eric Cohen, WAER Jazz 88.3 Program Director 'Gateway is one of the best mainstream jazz albums of 2005'. Peter Nemes-Nagy, Dunakanyar Rádió, Budapest, Hungary 'Gateway is a real gem of an album that showcases the musical depth and talents of a rising new star, composer and bassist extraordinare Kevin Dorsey. ... a breakout album for the Kevin Dorsey Collective.' - Edward Blanco, Jazz Review.com "The musical stylings of Kevin Dorsey truly keeps real jazz alive'.- J.Otis Williams, KSDS Jazz 88, San Diego CA. 'Kevin Dorsey shines a powerful light on a lot of good things with Gateway. Dorsey's eight original compositions form an exciting tapestry.'- Mark Bialczak, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY 'Kevin Dorsey is fast becoming one of Central New York's most prolific recording artists.'- Russ Tarby, Syracuse City Eagle 'Central New York's premier jazz group.'- Julie Pinsonneault, Syracuse New Times.
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