Calvin Keys - Vertical Clearance, CD
Calvin Keys returns to Wide Hive Records for his seventh solo release entitled "Vertical Clearance". In his second full release for Wide Hive Records, the Bay Area virtuoso guitarist is joined by fellow jazz legends Sonny Fortune, Phil Ranelin, Doug Carn, Roger Glenn, and Babtunde as well as many other notable players. Vertical Clearance draws upon these players' collective roots (which span across classic cult labels, Strata East, Tribe and Blackjazz Records) to create a truly authentic and inspiring sound. Highlighted by dark melodies and driving rhythms, Keys' playing has somehow become more precise and yet edgier over time.