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Studio Sessions from KNKX Public Radio feature some of the best jazz and blues musicians. Performing from downtown Seattle, we feature artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Gregory Porter, Christian McBride and more!

Live Studio Session: Kareem Kandi — Layin’ It On The Line.

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Parker Miles Blohm
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Kareem Kandi in the KPLU studio.

Tenor saxophonist, Kareem Kandi, has been a lynchpin of northwest jazz for 20 years, and when it comes to be-bop, he’s the real deal.  His classic tone (think Dexter Gordon and Pete Christlieb) and straight-ahead approach lays the music on the line.  Kareem plays with different groups in different instrumental configurations but when he came in for his first KPLU studio session, it was just Kareem on tenor sax, DeVonne Lewis on drums and DelvonLamarrtearin’ it up on the Hammond B-3 organ.  Want a be-bop smack-down?  Here it is.

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Credit Parker Miles Blohm
Delvon, Kareem and DeVonne performed in the KPLU studio on Aug 20, 2015.

Tenor saxophonist, Kareem Kandi, has been a lynchpin of northwest jazz for 20 years, and when it comes to be-bop, he’s the real deal.  His classic tone (think Dexter Gordon and Pete Christlieb) and straight-ahead approach lays the music on the line.  Kareem plays with different groups in different instrumental configurations but when he came in for his first KPLU studio session, it was just Kareem on tenor sax, DeVonne Lewis on drums and DelvonLamarrtearin’ it up on the Hammond B-3 organ.  Want a be-bop smack-down?  Here it is.

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Credit Parker Miles Blohm
DeVonne Lewis on drums.

Tenor saxophonist, Kareem Kandi, has been a lynchpin of northwest jazz for 20 years, and when it comes to be-bop, he’s the real deal.  His classic tone (think Dexter Gordon and Pete Christlieb) and straight-ahead approach lays the music on the line.  Kareem plays with different groups in different instrumental configurations but when he came in for his first KPLU studio session, it was just Kareem on tenor sax, DeVonne Lewis on drums and Delvon Lamarr tearin’ it up on the Hammond B-3 organ.  Want a be-bop smack-down?  Here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsVUYjXfSMs&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYZGUApUl5w&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb5dkY5bBj0&feature=youtu.be

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