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Carlos McKinney "Up - Front" [SJL1002]


**** 4 STARS - Down Beat

As Buster Williams says in his sleeve notes "he shows a sensitivity far beyond his years; has amazing compositional capabilities; and he makes you feel good". Having appeared as a sideman on several best selling albums, Carlos new exactly what he wanted to say when the time arrived to make his recording debut as a leader. The choice of musicians for the sessions was inspirational. The combined energy and creative instincts of Buster Williams, Antoine Roney and Ralph Penland make this a most memorable recording.


  • Carlos McKinney: Piano and keyboards
  • Antoine Roney: Tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet
  • Buster Williams: Bass
  • Ralph Penland: Drums