Keith Andrew | Contemplation

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by Keith Andrew

Soulful and melodic blend of world jazz guitar
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Today's The Day
4:48 $0.99
2. Contemplation
4:14 $0.99
3. Tech Talk
7:02 $0.99
4. Cool Breeze
6:12 $0.99
5. Tequila
3:58 $0.99
6. First Kiss
5:15 $0.99
7. Mr. Chickie
2:51 $0.99
8. SF Cabbie
3:02 $0.99
9. Boyo Poyo
7:00 $0.99
10. Meathead
6:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
Contemplation is the long awaited second release from San Francisco based guitarist and composer Keith Andrew. This beautifully produced and packaged CD not only features the masterful guitar work of Keith Andrew, it also showcases his multi-instrumental talents creating beautiful and melodic textures and soulful grooves! Some of the notable tracks are the energetic and funky “Today’s the Day” and the title track “Contemplation” featuring his exceptional electric and acoustic guitar work! Keith Andrew also does a bluesy and eclectic version of the classic “Tequila” paying homage to his guitar heroes Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Larry Carlton. Adding to the rich and contemplative tone of the album is the stirring and meditative “Cool Breeze” featuring the vocals and lyrics of singer songwriter John Mize. The album also features a high energy Latin and world inspired composition “First Kiss” which further demonstrates Keith’s improvisational sophistication. The CD would not be complete without the hard driving blues and rock edged fusion tunes: “Boyo Poyo” and “Meathead” showcasing the Jazz Funk Fusion roots of Keith Andrew! This new project also features the exceptional bass playing of Marcus Phillips whose credits include: Tony Toni Tone, Ledisi and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. If you have been contemplating adding a great new smooth jazz CD to your collection, you will not go wrong with Keith Andrew’s Contemplation!



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I'm a radio announcer for 90.7 fm, Jazz Station,, Enjoyed listening to the cd is was great. Good Luck to you!!!

Beth Lewis Review
What first struck me about Keith Andrew’s latest CD, CONTEMPLATION, was the vitality and vigor to the music. Every song has personality and a unique character all its own. Originally from Baltimore, Keith first picked up the guitar at 10 years old. His musical passion was fueled by exposure to the fertile and abundant San Francisco music scene when he moved there with his family as a teenager. Heading to Los Angeles to further this ardor he had the opportunity to study guitar with such masters as Robben Ford, Joe Pass, Buzz Fieten, Scott Henderson and Joe Diorio. After college (where he earned several awards from the National Association of Jazz Educators for outstanding musicianship), he attended the Guitar Institute of Technology where he eventually became a staff instructor. Additionally, Keith joined forces with keyboardist/composer Morris Beeks to form the Jazz/R&B band Himalaya. Now, back in San Francisco, his music has grown and developed with him. Keith Andrew draws from the diverse Bay Area culture to incorporate world music flavors into his style of jazz for a musical voice that is imaginative and varied, but highly accessible. The album’s lead track, “Today’s The Day” is delightfully invigorating, catching and holding the listener’s attention from the first note. “Cool Breeze,” the recordings one vocal is evocative and captivating; Keith melds his guitar work seamlessly with John Mize’s haunting vocals. If you’re looking for staid and boring, move on… if instead you want music that will kindle your senses, CONTEMPLATION is for you.