Kent Miller – Contributions
Bassist Kent Miller delivers an engaging collection of songs with Contributions (TNEK Jazz, 2016). The title refers to the contributions of the musicians on the recording, as well as songwriters whose compositions are included in the set.
Performing with Miller are Benny Russell, tenor sax; Darius Scott, piano, and Greg Holloway, drums and percussion.
“West End Carnival” is a lively opener. Like something off the streets of Rio, this energetic celebration puts Russell out front. Miller’s bass line and Holloway’s play are constants. It’s a festive, cast-your-worries-aside song.