Autumn Hill Records, 2021
Stories reunites Kennedy with longtime collaborators including Dave Weckl, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Jay Oliver, Bill Evans, Ada Rovatti, Gary Meek and more.
After nearly five decades as a working musician,
bassist/composer Tom Kennedy has collected more than his fair share of stories: colorful tales of life on the road, encounters and friendships with some of the most renowned
names in contemporary jazz, sights and sounds from across the globe. With his sixth album as a leader, Stories, Kennedy shares his musical impressions of those captivating
tales, bringing along a host of the stellar artists with whom he shares such indelible experiences.
Stories, due out [date] via Autumn Hill Records, marks the first release in Kennedy’s, well, storied career consisting entirely of the bass great’s original compositions. Each piece was written during Kennedy’s travels, serving as an audio scrapbook and providing musical snapshots of tours through Australia, China, Europe and the U.S. while on the road with longtime collaborators like Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin.