Benjamin Wright ( Grammy Award Winning Composer, Arranger, Musician, and Brandino's Friend )
This is a real pleasure to let my real “Gumbo” friend “Mr. Kelvin Brandon” know just what I think of him and these wonderful works of outstanding live jazz music.
First of all this demonstrates just how versatile this great musician really is because I always call him for more “R&B and POP” type recording sessions……..that is big “string dates”. In fact I start by letting the contractor know that I need “Mr. Kelvin Brandon” to head up my bass section, simply because I write aggressive bass parts and need a gigging bass player that bows!
That insures me that the pocket will be there in the string section. [thanks Kelvin]
It is always a joy to be around Mr. Brandon because he keeps everyone cracking-up……
if the engineer is not sharp you might hear laughter on some of my string dates, because of Brandino.
Flip the script, then you see a very serious jazz musician that posses all of the “old school musicians mannerism that spell “real musician”. Damn this cat can really play that big old bass!
Check out of these live tracks then you can see and feel as if you were right there in the joint as these master-pieces were being performed. Mr. Brandon I used to think that “SOLO” meant “play so low that no one could hear you” but after your solo’s there is no question in my mind any longer………”You’re the man” not only that “you are in demand” !
Rob Payer Music Director WBRH Baton Rouge, La
On his latest release Brandino "Live"', bassist Kevin Brandon is freed of the constraints of the studio form and is allowed to
breathe musically. The ebb and flow of his lyrical style is highly complemented by his able fellow musicians,
pianist John Beasley and drummer Dale Alexander. Brandino continues to explore different styles and sounds,
but this latest exercise in the true jazz idiom is a personal favorite.
Reverend Andrea Daily
Brandino, you are one awesome spirit! I'm listening to your album now.
This is a gift that keeps on giving -- the music you three made is brilliant.
Thanks for including us in your journey!
This New Year is filled to overflowing with promise of abundance, joy, beauty and wholeness.
"Brandino Live CD Comments" was created. 1/12/05 2:05 pm
Rodney Taylor, XRadio.Biz/OldSchool D.J.
Brandino has a very unique way of mixing the old with the new; tradition meets innovation.
Whether he's playin' acoustic or electric, his imaginative bass work speaks to the soul.
One of my personal favorites is Jimmy and Kev's Blues. This blues will make you get happy !
Billy Childs ( World renown 20 th Century Composer, Arranger, Pianist, and over all Great Musican )
From the first note, the music is hard swinging and intensely energetic.
Kevin's trio is proof that there is a vibrant jazz-scene here in LA.
Rickey Minor ( American Idol composer )
If you love to groove, this album is a must have! Brandino at his best!
Anthony Marinelli ( composer )
"A fresh approach for a contemporary jazz album that harkens back to a waning art form of live