Keith Crossan | Beatnik Jungle

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Beatnik Jungle

by Keith Crossan

Big band jazz, garage rock, R&B and even the San Francisco folk scene shape this cd.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Turk's Groove
1:33 album only
2. Out The Gate
5:46 album only
3. Clemency
4:40 album only
4. Paris
5:19 album only
5. Beatnik Jungle
4:02 album only
6. Blues For Miana
6:06 album only
7. Huggy Bare
3:34 album only
8. Belle Of Calpella
2:22 album only


Album Notes
After a million miles of traveling, 10,00 gigs and 11 records with the Tommy Castro Band, I decided to make my own. I call it Beatnik Jungle.

Big Band Jazz, Garage Rock, R&B, and even the late San Francisco Folk Scene are things that shaped these songs.

I hope you enjoy them.



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Great & Funny
I saw Keith with Tommy CASTRO Band at the May Be Blues Pub in Marseille (France). And I'm happy to own this terrific cd's. Friendships from France

cristina bulleri

Keith , Great job! Finally able to show the love. I bought one for me, one for the ex. We love it ! Thanks for the beautiful sounds, love cris bulleri

Mike Marsceill

Beatnick Jungle
After hearing Tommy Castro more times than I can count,the excellence of this CD is appreciated but not unexpected. The fact is that Keith is one of the few sax players to truly capture the R&B essence of originals like King Kurtis, Fathead Newman, Gene Ammons etc. It's great to finally hear him on his own CD.


Not what I expected, but this disc is tremendous. All the tunes are lively and the band is smokin'. Great players make this a disc that is difficult to take out of my CD player.


Keith, what can I say, very well done. Your music just flows through me. I can't wait for the next one.

Scott Culpepper

Beatnik Jungle
After hearing Keith's remarkable chops at many a Tommy Castro show, I was thrilled to find out he had done a solo recording. I immediately made the purchase (from CD Baby, of course), and suggest that all of you out there do the same. Keith pays props on this record to a diverse palette of influences... soul, funk, jazz, rock... and shows his command of each genre. Never one to go overboard, Keith's playing is tasteful and spot on. Throughout the disc, the leader steps aside to allow his bandmates room to do their thing. The real treat is the interplay between Keith and trumpet man Tom Poole. No one who has seen Keith and Tom play together behind Castro will be surprised by this. These two guys have been playing together for decades, and it shows. The trade offs are handled with skill and virtuosity. To see Keith and Tom playing live is a lesson in teamwork that should be required viewing and listening for all musicians. If I have a complaint about Beatnik Jungle, it's that the record isn't long enough. So come on Keith, hit the studio and give us some more!


Beatnik Jungle
We listen to this in the morning while drinking coffee, it's cool! Really like. CDBaby was also prompt w/delivery. I am very happy with my purchase :)

Karen Kosek

What an amazing CD! I've listened to you play for 20+ years and I know that this CD was a long time coming. Great job and congrats.


What a terrific CD. I always love listening to Keith with TCB...however, he really is in to his own on this CD. It\'s a great piece of art ! Thanks Keith !

Sheldon Bermont

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He's got the tone, the swagger, and the endurance to make every solo smokin' hot. The songs are a testimony to his penchant for playing in "the section" and then stepping up to the mike to make a solo statement that stands the test of time. The album is kind of a tease, making you hope that his next recording effort includes some vocals (that's right...he can sing too) and some tunes dedicated to his harmonica prowess. Mike Renta (trombonist/arranger) shows his skill at the mid-size horn section with some thick-as-a-brick orchestration and longtime friend and bandmate, Billy Lewis, puts the muscle in the shuffles. Crosan's writing is classic, raw, and dedicated to the groove. The CD is a keeper.
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