Los Angeles-based pianist and composer Kait Dunton's first album, Real & Imagined has been met with excitement and high accolades since its release in 2008. Recorded after completing her Masters of Music in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of North Texas, Real & Imagined is an ear-opening adventure through Kait’s whimsical yet rhythmic and deeply-felt compositional style. Kait's original music blends elements of jazz, Latin, folk, and groove genres into a fresh new improvisational and compositional voice. “She throws cold water on any notion that the piano/bass/drums format is an exhausted one,” writes S. Victor Aaron of Jazz.com. As a whole, Kait’s musical personality is defined by her unusual, lyrical compositions and arrangements, as well as her radiant improvisational energy on the bandstand. Real & Imagined features Ross Pederson on the drums and Daniel Foose on the bass.
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Rated BEST CD OF 2009 on SomethingElseReviews.com
“She throws cold water on any notion that the piano/bass/drums format is an exhausted one,” S. Victor Aaron of Jazz.com
Real & Imagined is one of the top two or three jazz records I’ve heard put out by anybody in the past year, a statement I don’t make lightly - S. Victor Aaron, Jazz.com, AUGUST 2009
Kait Dunton has placed herself firmly into the arena of new young composers who are writing and performing cutting-edge modern jazz..
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