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Closer to Home

by Robert Kennedy

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Wild Bill 03:59
Dat Dere 06:02
Sista Rissy 06:30
Carrot Cake 08:23
Sandu 06:58


“Closer to Home” is Robert Kennedy’s second full-length album as leader of a Hammond-organ jazz combo. With a core of hard bop and soul jazz standards, this release nods to gospel, straight-ahead, and jazz/rock while celebrating blues as the foundation of jazz. This mix of standards and original tunes features Kennedy on organ, award-winning San Francisco guitarist Terrence Brewer, and on drums Cody Rhodes of Geographer and Christopher Owens’s Curls. On seven of its ten tunes, the album also includes Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist Ben Torres of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra.


released January 12, 2018

Hammond B-3 Organ: Robert Kennedy
Guitar: Terrence Brewer
Tenor Saxophone: Ben Torres
Drums: Cody Rhodes

Produced by Robert Kennedy
Recorded by Heidi Trefethen at Ten Ones Studio, San Francisco, July 8-9, 2017
Mixed by Robert Kennedy at Ten Ones Studio, San Francisco
Mastered by Michael Romanowski at Coast Mastering, Berkeley, October 1, 2017
Graphic Design by Rainer Gembalczyk, Sienna Digital


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Robert Kennedy San Francisco, California

Robert Kennedy moved to the San Francisco bay area in 1988.

Robert was a founding member of the groups Hip Pocket Jazz Quintet and Double Funk Crunch, and has played such San Francisco stages as Yoshi's, the Boom Boom Room, and the SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium.

Among his many inspirations Robert counts the playing of Jack McDuff, Billy Childs, Larry Goldings, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Monaco.
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