BERNIE GAME - The Art of the EWI is here!
Presenting Bernie Game (The Art of the EWI), the newest release on his own Bernup label, Bernie Kenerson brings listeners a contemporary Jazz/Groove record with innovation at its core. The foremost authority on the AKAI EWI 4000s (thatâ€™s synth heaven for horn players), Kenerson has been progressing as an electric wind instrumentalist for 30 years nowâ€”and it shows. Bernie Game showcases the chops of a veteran jazzer composing with a maturity not often heard in contemporary â€œelectricâ€ Jazz. Kenerson explains, â€œI definitely came of age as a player during the â€˜fusion revolutionâ€™ era of the 70s, and youâ€™ll hear that influence both in my playing and in my composition. But what I took away most from that music was its accessibility ~ everyone can dig it! I think thatâ€™s a quality weâ€™re starting to see again in contemporary Jazz, and Iâ€™m doing what I can to turn people on to some new, funky sounds.â€ Funky, indeed! Kenersonâ€™s virtuosic command of the EWI assures us that it is far from novelty or gimmickâ€”this is a serious player with a unique voice that does more than make a statement; listeners fortunate enough to hear what Bernie Game has to offer will undoubtedly ask, â€œMore, please?â€