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Ken Navarro – Dreaming of Trains

Ken Navarro is a lover. A lover of intensely colored, great and detailed music, a lover of musical dreams, realized in all their attractiveness and breathtaking perfection, a musician is competent and capable to. Dreaming of Trains is Ken’s newest opus, his 19th album and according to Navarro’s comment his best so far. The title stands for change, journey and movement, all attributes which influence Ken’s musical development.

Featured musicians include Jay Rowe (keyboards), Tom Kennedy (bass) and Joel Rosenblatt (drums). The album starts with the introduction Dream So Real, which Ken understands as a gateway to his album. The sound is swelling softly like a perfume, melting seamlessly Ann Sacks’ classical vocals with Ken’s guitar chords.

The driving tune Self Propelled has a specific groove which you certainly experienced in Pat Metheny’s music. While Ken leads on guitars, Jay Rowe answers on acoustic piano and keyboards creating the fine finish.

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