Dave Koz, Cory Wong - The Golden Hour (2021) {Just Koz}

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Dave Koz, Cory Wong - The Golden Hour (2021) {Just Koz}

Dave Koz, Cory Wong - The Golden Hour (2021) {Just Koz}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk

The first collaboration between guitarist Cory Wong and alto saxophonist Dave Koz, 2021's ebullient and funky Golden Hour maximizes the best aspects of each performer. An established crossover jazz star, Koz has a style that brings together pop lyricism with a rhythmically infectious brand of R&B. Wong, a prolific artist in his own right, has worked on a variety of genre-bending projects, including albums with funk collective Vulfpeck and keyboardist Jon Batiste, with whom he recorded the Grammy-nominated 2020 new age album Meditations. Produced by Wong, Golden Hour finds the duo bringing all of their previous experience to bear on a set of original, primarily instrumental songs. Backed by a full rhythm section and horns, Koz and Wong's music evokes a classic, late-'70s and early-'80s soul vibe, but with a sleek, contemporary energy. Cuts like the title track, "Family Reunion," and the infectious "Engine 71," are hooky, R&B-influenced songs that bring to mind the work of Tower of Power and the Dap-Kings, or even the Saturday Night Live Band. There is also a nice vocal addition from British singer Phoebe Katis, who joins the group for "Your Side of Town (Art of Key Noise)." Wong's crisp electric guitar riffs are a nice counterpoint to Koz's bright, high-energy sax playing. Recognized for his many smooth jazz hits since the '90s, Koz has grown into a soulful performer, and his work with Wong nicely showcases his charismatic phrasing and throaty, vocal-like sax sound. A vibrant production with an unexpectedly earthy vibe, Golden Hour is all about Koz and Wong's warm creative synergy.
Track List
01. Today
02. Getaway Car
03. Feed The Id
04. The Golden Hour
05. Junkyard Dunebuggy
06. Little Rascals
07. Family Reunion
08. Engine 71
09. Your Side of Town (Art of Key Noise) feat. Phoebe Katis
10. Together Again
11. Gratitude

Dave Koz - Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Cory Wong - Bass, Composer, Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Percussion, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Alison Comerford Viola, Violin
Kevin Gastonguay Keyboards, Organ (Hammond)
Steve Goold Drums
Ian Gray Trombone
Sam Greenfield Clarinet, Clarinet (Bass), Flute, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Soloist
Kenni Holmen Clarinet, Flute, Sax (Tenor), Soloist
Peter Janjic Drums
Phoebe Katis Vocals
Kevin Macintire Bass (Electric)
Adam Meckler Trumpet
Michael Nelson Euphonium, Horn Arrangements, Trombone
Matt Salazar Trumpet
Nate Smith Drums
Steve Strand Trumpet
Yohannes Tona Bass (Electric)

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Path: …\Dave Koz, Cory Wong - The Golden Hour (2021) [FLAC]

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02 -=- 02 - Getaway Car.flac -=- MPEG (95%)
03 -=- 03 - Feed The Id.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
04 -=- 04 - The Golden Hour.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
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07 -=- 07 - Family Reunion.flac -=- MPEG (95%)
08 -=- 08 - Engine 71.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
09 -=- 09 - Your Side of Town (Art of Keynoise) [feat. Phoebe Katis].flac -=- CDDA (100%)
10 -=- 10 - Together Again.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
11 -=- 11 - Gratitude.flac -=- CDDA (100%)

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Dave Koz, Cory Wong - The Golden Hour (2021) {Just Koz}