Kenosha Kid, Missing Pieces Review
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Kenosha Kid is an Athens, Georgia based jazz fusion band lead by guitarist and composer Dan Nettles. Named after an ambiguous figure in Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, Nettles started Kenosha Kid in 2004 and has since created a catalog of creative music. With a cast of rotating musicians, Nettles music explores the instrumental possibilities of: jazz, jam, psych, funk and rock. Nettles’ compositions are melodic and organically unfold through clear forms and solid sounds. Kenosha Kid is releasing their sixth studio album titled, Missing Pieces. This album again marks a shift in instrumentation, with a lineup of a two-guitar quartet, augmented by strings. The previous two albums, Inside Voices (2015) and Outside Choices (2017) presented Kenosha Kid as a sextet with three horns. The band line up for Missing Pieces is: Dan Nettles: guitar, Rick Lollar: guitar, electric bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The strings are: Luca Lombardi, Serena Scibelli and Andrea DeMarcus with Carl Lindberg and Julián Muro adding voices on “08 Missing Pieces.” The group is presenting ten tracks on Missing Pieces, with each track offering a distinct sonic and emotional universe brought into focus by a band that listens as hard as they play.
01 Always Will Be
02 After This
03 Another Hour
04 How Would It All Fit?
06 Waiting for the Dam to Break
08 Missing Pieces
09 Lift This Stone
10 (Don’t Listen to the) Static
Release Date: February 12, 2019
Creative compositional and orchestration sounds and colors are throughout Missing Pieces. The two guitars work very nicely together and the stings act as a sonic bridge that both supports and augments the sound of the guitar.