Award winning saxophonist Kofi delivers an album of self penned tunes...
Lara Bellini 2006-05-30
Saxophonist Tony Kofi's follow-up album to his award winning All is Know takes a more personal stand: all compositions are Kofi originals (as opposed to the previous Monk homage).
Future Passed is built around Anders Olinder's feel for the Hammond B3 Organ, and owes its groove to Kofi's inventive absorption of soul-jazz vocabulary (Lou Donaldson,Lonnie Smith; obliquely, Larry Young's Unity also comes to mind).
Kofi leads the extended trio (guests include Byron Wallen and Cameron Pierre) with eloquence; he has a recognizable, highly vocalized and articulate tone, whether on alto, soprano or baritone. To (loosely) quote John Coltrane, the best testimony to Kofi's artistic maturity here is the unique quality of his sound.