Real Talk Album Reviews

 

KUCI RADIO

“Composer/bassist Lyles is a sterling example of why Chicago is, in my view, the capital city of modern working jazz musicians. New York has stars and or academics, New Orleans tradition, L.A. gloss and/or various fusions , the Bay Area, globalism, while Chicago jazz musicians of every color and gender, whether native or drawn there by the its vibrant scene, seem to make a living being true to themselves while expanding the genre via thoughtful composition and playing that celebrates artistry without hooking onto trends.” -Hobart Taylor of KUCI radio 

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ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Its success rests as much on his skills as a writer as his serving as a beacon for the sextet's able rhythm section. How does Lyles fare as a composer / arranger? Quite well, actually. His colorful themes… are by and large bright and engaging.” -Jack Bowers of All About Jazz

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“For his debut recording bassist/composer Kitt Lyles draws on his love for the jazz tradition, as well as southern folk and blues. A solid debut. Lyles is a composer and arranger with something to say, supported by a strong, well-balanced band.” -Mark Sullivan of All About Jazz

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