Kevin MacKenzie

Guitarist/Composer/Educator

 

“This is a most enjoyable recording and I would unreservedly recommend it not just to lovers of contemporary jazz guitar but also to the wider jazz audience.  I love it. “

BeBop Spoken Here

“...an international-class jazz player”  The Herald


“...a perfect contribution that completes an urbane study in measured jazz improv” BBC Music magazine


“Mackenzie demonstrates a composer's ear and vision  that equals his improvising skills” The  Guardian


“Cooking is the  best way to describe award-winning jazz-guitarist, Kevin Mackenzie's stellar  performance” Daily  Record


“..an  excellent example of what's going on north of the border”  The  Observer


Mackenzie’s writing and playing are as excellent as I’d have expected – there are some great guitar solos on this record. Together the trio reach a fine balance, the organ holding back so as not to overpower the guitar, and the drums keeping the whole motoring along.”

London Jazz News

 

Food for the Soul” The iLeach

 

The lads have all the time in the world to enunciate the most musical language while in communion with each other and the music. Beautiful playing!” 

Linley Hamilton, Jazz World, BBC Radio Ulster

 

Guitar-organ-drums is something of a classic format, and the EP’s five substantial tracks find the trio fulfilling it in style, the distinctive contrast of clean guitar lines with grainy organ tones sounding over Hough’s limber drumming. The Scotsman