"Open Range ist eines der bemerkenswertesten Solowerke des vergangenen Jahrzehnts"
A multi-facetted recording from the land of enchantment: The solo CD "Open Range" from Kevin HaysThe title "Open Range" best describes what is to be heard on this exceptional recording by American pianist Kevin Hays. He has an enormous range of expressive forms. Hays shows himself to be open to a wide range of musical influences and aural ideas. "Open Range" is not a piano solo album in the usual sense of the word, but rather should be considered as a solo album by a pianist. Hays also sings, adds sampled string sounds and layers the sounds of the piano and a Fender Rhodes on each other.Thus we have a wide-ranging self-portrait of the American musician, who was born in New York City in 1968 and has worked with colleagues such as Bob Belden, George Coleman, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Joe Henderson, Vincent...line up
Kevin Hays - piano, Fender Rhodes, vocals
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Adrian von Ripka at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg on March 31 and April 1, 2004
Produced by Siegfried Loch