Kind Of Blue

Kind Of Blue

BandJazzBlues

Kind Of Blue is a fresh new Fusion band that combines the best of Pop, Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Blues. The musicians are seasoned professionals who have performed for some of the best names in the business. They have backed up a Who's-Who of musicians from the New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago areas.

Biography

Stage presence. Visual excitement. Spontaneous improvisation. First take recordings. Each live show unique.

Inspired by the 1959 namesake Miles Davis album, Kind Of Blue prides itself on spontaneous arrangements of originals, classic, and standards.

Ever imagine Miles covering a Hendrix tune, or Hendrix covering a Coltrane standard? Led Zepplin with George Benson? How about jazz musicians performing with the energy of a rock show, or classic rock tunes done with tasteful ambiance!

The Players:

Allan Meyerson: Sax, Flute

Allan Meyerson’s sax and flute mastery is influenced by his mentors Lee Konitz, Dave Leibman, and polished by 40 years of NYC all occasion bands. Soft or hard, classy and creative, he covers any tune in the book. The flute creates an extremely soothing, soft ambiance. The sax can swing and rock. Allan achieves a unique "multi-horn section" sound by employing a doubling electronic effect, giving the entire band the dynamic feel of even more members.

Allan has recorded with world renown trumpet player Jon Faddis, Verve recording artist "Marky" Markowitz, Grammy winner Pepper Adams, and Blood Sweat & Tears member Jim Fielder.

Matt Roman (a.k.a. Roman): Guitar, Vocals

Front man Roman’s guitar styles cover traditional hard bop, soft Wes Montgomery sounds, and a modern-fusion Mike Stern influence. His jazz sound developed from lessons with Pat Martino, and Tal Farlow/Joe Pass protégé Tom Kozic. On tap when required are plenty of stage presence and high energy from his 10 year international touring experience with a rock and punk band. Tasteful R&B and soul standards from his Philadelphia upbringing fine tune the variety available.

Roman has performed with John Popper (Blues Traveler), Rick “Mad Dog” Moyer (Mad Dog & Blues Night Out), Charles Fanbrough (Jazz Messengers), Steve Kimmock (jam band circuit), and has toured the US, England and Europe. He regularly performs in Philadelphia and New York City. An industrial band used his material on an indie film soundtrack and he‘s done background film work.

“Chicago” Carl Synder: Keyboards

Carl played on two albums that won the Handy Award, two more that were nominated for Grammies, and appeared in a film, "Blues Highway," that was nominated for an Academy Award. Carl was one of the pianist’s at Chicago's famed Second City Theater. He has performed in over 40 states and 11 foreign countries.

Since moving to Pennsylvania in 1996 he has continued to play Blues, Jazz and cocktail music in a variety of settings while operating his own record label, Lost World Music, and hosting radio shows on college and public stations.

Drums and Bass

Kind Of Blue employs only the most capable and well known talent available in the given area, from NYC to Philadelphia. Currently KOB consists of Suavek Ziensienko on bass (Todd Wolf Band) and Jim Roman on drums (Jay & The Techniques)

“…Burnin’! I really enjoyed the experience”
- Pat Martino

“Kind of Blue delivers a solid performance that blends the sophistication of jazz with the everyman accessibility of the blues. Whether you prefer Joe Pass or Joe Williams, Roman and company will make you feel right at home.”
- Lori Donovan, Contributing Writer, Blues Revue Magazine

“…visionary beyond genre… bridges the zone between jazz and blues with a city slicker style and sound that compares to the late greats… I'm absolutely impressed.”
- Bev Conklin, Event Director - Lehigh River Blues Jam

official websites:

www.romanmusic.lvlivemusic.com

www.myspace.com/kindofbluemusic

Lyrics

Kozic

Written By: Matt Roman

No lyrics (instrumental)

Frame Of Mind

Written By: Roman

I've got a message for you
It came from Venus today
It's about a good time
And you don't have to pay

It's right here and now
Been here all the time
What I'm talking about
Is the right frame of mind

A7 to Earth

Written By: Roman

Instrumental portion, full song available on request

F Stop sample

Written By: Matt Roman

Instrumental

Discography

Debut full length (70 minutes) CD by Kind Of Blue"
"Blues...Kind Of!"

Commercial airplay tracks:

2) Kozic
5) Cajun Cookin'
8) Holy Smokes

Extended play on college radio:

1) F Stops
4) Frame Of Mind
7) A7 To Earth

Set List

All Blues (Miles Davis)
Inner City Blues (Marvin Gaye)
The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)
West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery)
The Vision (Pat Martino)
Ain't Givin' Up On Love (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Equinox (John Coltrane)
Work Song (Cannonball Adderley)
Summertime (Gershwin)
Light My Fire
Coming Home Baby
Killer Joe
All Of Me
The Sky Is Crying
Mr P. C.
Footprints