Archive for September 9th, 2018

Kenny Gilkes – Taking It From Here

Taking It From Here is a well-balanced blend of R&B and Smooth Jazz, mixed with upbeat groves and ballads, and includes a guest appearance by Ryan Kilgore, saxophonist for the legendary Stevie Wonder. This album is dedicated to the life, legacy, and memory of Kenny’s mom, Virginia Wheeler (March 18, 1940-May 16, 2016). Kenny remembers: “On a sunny day in February 2016, I was concluding my visit with her and as I was leaving she said, “Yall gonna have to take it from here…” This album represents exactly that, realizing how short life is and pushing on to do greater things than the prior generation…living out your dreams and harvesting the best of your talent…simply making it happen.

Great talents that appear on this album are Steve Cunningham, Ryan Kilgore, Marcus Williams, Chris Burroughs, Tiana Miller and Chris. Once again, it was an absolute pleasure to team up with my longtime friend and former band-mate. Brother confidant, mentor, Eric Wesley Jackson.

You can buy Taking It From Here on CDBaby.