The Sextet
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The Sextet

Kansas City, MO | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Kansas City, MO
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Jazz Alternative


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"KMHD's Top Jazz Albums Of 2016"

To release a debut as compelling, organic and self-assured as “In A Natural State” is cause for celebration. When the group disbands only days after the record release show, all that’s left to do is play the whole album again and wonder at what could have been. This debut/swan song deftly manages the tricky balance between being a laid back groove record and a vehicle for emotive improvisation. Bassist and leader, Robert Castillo and drummer Dave Kelsay keep an ever percolating groove going with plenty of air to allow fiery solos from trumpeter Jared Henkin, saxophonist Morgan Quinn and trombonist James Powers. Paul Paresa switches effortlessly between acoustic piano and keyboards. Whether they are putting their own stamp on “Afro Blue” or riffing on expansive originals such as closing number “Moving On,” this is the sound of young players feeling their oats. In this moment, there is greatness. Portland never got the chance to know it. - KMHD Jazz Radio


2016 - "In a Natural State"


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Originally formed in Portland, OR by bassist Robert Castillo, the band has since relocated in the members' native home of Kansas City. Playing original compositions and arrangements, the three piece horn section (trumpet, tenor sax, and trombone) alternate between flowing melodies and soloing while the rhythm section (guitar, upright/electric bass, drums) supports them throughout. 

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