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Jef Kearns – The Flute

Mar. 26, 2016

Flautist Jef Kearns is back on the scene following his smooth and catchy 2013 Soulfisticated release. He returns here with a 5-track EP entitled The Flute. While not the full-length charmer he released in 2013, it is still very much full of charaJef Kearns CDcter and ethereal beauty. His endearing lyrical quality on flute is simply hypnotic and hook-rich.

In addition to flavorful tracks like “Hazy” (for which he has two versions – one instrumental; one with the fitting vocals of one Karen Jewels), “Hurricane,” and the infectiously sweet “Lavender,” Kearns revisits the title track of his 2013 release with a “Cool Out Extended Mix” version.

Here on this EP, you are teased to want more. One can only wait in anxious anticipation for his next full-length CD, feeling assured that it will be filled with imaginative offerings of that luscious blend of R&B, jazz, and whatever else he can toss into that Kearns mixing bowl to produce another eclectic project.

Some artists have a lot to say in a lot of material, others have little to say in all of their material, and still others speak volumes in a small book. Kearns, on this project, is the latter. Climb aboard this flautist’s smooth sailing vessel, and ride the gentle waves of rhythm and cool. – Ronald Jackson