Shannon Kennedy

Steppin Up

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Steppin Up is Shannon Kennedy’s sophomore album featuring Shannon as a composer, arranger, producer, and musician. She can be heard playing soprano saxophone, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, flute, clarinet, guitar, and keyboards throughout the album. Steppin Up is a collection of eleven diverse compositions ranging from a tango to pop to rock to funk and a cover of Duke Ellington’s In A Sentimental Mood with a little twist.

This smooth jazz CD features Shannon Kennedy’s band as well as several guest artists. Dan Reckard and Andrew Sporn on keys, Bob Fazio on bass, Drew Simpson on guitar, and Bubba Bryant on drums. Guests include Bijon Watson on trumpet, Tony Guerrero on flugel horn, Peter White on accordian and guitar, and Kirk Whalum on tenor saxophone.

Released: 24 Jan 2007

Copyright: 2007 Shannon Kennedy

Genres: Jazz, Music

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Credits: Shannon Kennedy – saxes, flutes, clarinet and keyboards
Dan Reckard – keyboards
Drew Simpson – guitar
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums
Tony Guerrero – trumpet on Do You Remember
Andrew Sporn – keyboards
Kirk Whalum – tenor sax on Double Shot
Peter White – guitar and accordion on Just a Sketch
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1. Double Shot 3:57
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – alto saxophone
Kirk Whalum – tenor saxophone
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

2. Simple Secrets 3:30
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – soprano and tenor saxophones
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

3. Steppin Up 4:51
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones
Bijon Watson – trumpet
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

4. The Night Shines Through 3:50
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – alto saxophone
Greg Vail – percussion
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

5. Old Town Coffee House 3:15
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – alto and tenor saxophones, additional keyboards
Drew Simpson – guitar
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

6. Just a Sketch 5:42
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – baritone saxophone, clarinet, guitar, additional keyboards
Peter White – guitar and accordian
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

7. Do You Remember
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – soprano saxophone, additional keyboards
Tony Guerrero – flugel horn
Greg Vail – EWI
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

8. Mosaics 3:49
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – alto saxophone, flutes, clarinet, additional keyboards
Greg Vail – percussion
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

9. What If I’m In Love With You 3:57
(Shannon Kennedy – Dan Reckard)
Shannon Kennedy – soprano and tenor saxophones
Drew Simpson – guitar
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

10. In A Sentimental Mood 4:44
(Duke Ellington)
Shannon Kennedy – soprano saxophone
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

11. Whatcha Gonna Do 4:52
(Shannon Kennedy)
Shannon Kennedy – tenor and baritone saxophones
Drew Simpson – guitar
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

12. A Purpose 5:13
(Shannon Kennedy – Dan Higgins)
Shannon Kennedy – soprano and tenor saxophones, additional keys
Greg Vail – tenor saxophone
Drew Simpson – guitar
Dan Reckard – keys
Bob Fazio – bass
Bubba Bryant – drums

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