"A breathtakingly original concept." - The Boston Globe
"Delightfully uninhibited." - All Music Guide
"A startlingly inventive improviser." - All About Jazz NY
Mosaic is Kendra Shank's fifth CD, and the third with her stellar New York working band - The Kendra Shank Quartet - featuring Frank Kimbrough, Dean Johnson and Tony Moreno, with guests Billy Drewes and Ben Monder.
Released April 14 on Challenge Records, Mosaic features compelling songs by a diverse group of composers, from Carole King to Irving Berlin, with originals by Kimbrough and Shank; all of the music unified by the unique approach this quartet takes in allowing the music to unfold with joy, curiosity and spontaneity, eschewing rigid arrangements in favor of group interplay and freedom of expression. It is Kendra's most personal album to date, reflecting her experiences, relationships, stories, and emotions, in a sonic mosaic of colors and shapes.
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