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Kayla Waters — Coevolve

October 18, 2018

Oct. 18, 2018

Not quite two years ago, we c-jazzers were treated to the eloquence and spiritually satisfying sounds of Apogee, the debut release from Kayla Waters, the gifted and personable daughter of renowned saxman Kim Waters. The album was a beautiful expression of spiritual and intellectual ascension via the handsome sophistication of jazz. Here with her sophomore release Coevolve, the comely pianist/keyboardist/composer excites and motivates with her artistic handling of jazz elevated.

Joined here by just a few guest artists on select tracks (including guitarists Freddie Fox and Nick Colionne, bassist Mel Brown, vocalist Shacara Rogers, and dad Kim), Waters weaves her magic with just the help of some nifty programming of musical accompaniment. She also wrote or co-wrote and co-produced the project, joined by her dad and producer/keyboardist/programmer/engineer Michael Broening. Read More

Kayla Waters — Apogee

February 20, 2017

Feb. 20, 2017

It is true that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” as young keyboardist Kayla Waters, daughter of the iconic Pied Piper of Love–saxman Kim Waters– proves beyond any shadow of a doubt. Her new release, Apogee, takes one on a true, well-defined journey through the heart, spirit, and mind. This is not music for those seeking only music created for music’s sake; this is music that demands your intellectual and spiritual attention, even as many of the grooves take you to the dance floor. It is an album with a story, a deep theme that calls you to explore the deepest depths of your understanding as to how music can shape almost anything through it’s magnificent power. An example is the album’s title: Apogee. The album’s liner notes get very much into why she so named this journey. Read More