Friday, July 20, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Wayne Krantz

Artist:Wayne Krantz
Sing:Is Something I Don't Understand Yet
Album:Long To Be Loose

Guitarist Wayne Krantz started out as a sideman in the 80s and has recorded and toured as a leader since 1990. He was born July 26, 1956 in Corvallis, OR. His big break came when he was spotted by Steely Dan leaders Walter Becker and Donald Fagen and they took him on tour. Krantz also played with Billy Cobham, Michael Brecker and has had a long association with German guitarist Leni Stern. She is married to guitarist Mike Stern. Krantz signed with the German label Enja Records in 1990. Long To Be Loose was his second album in 1993. Musicians are Lincoln Goines on bass and Zach Danziger on drums. This band toured extensively and recorded a live album in 1995. Jazz fusion fans should check it out. Krantz left Enja and has recorded on his own label ever since. He recently signed a distribution deal with Abstract Logix. He has also recorded and toured with Donald Fagan, Leni Stern and Chris Potter. Krantz is married to Argentine jazz singer Gabriela Anders and plays on her CDs. His latest CD Howie 61 was released in April. Here's Wayne Krantz with Lincoln Goines and Zach Danziger performing Is Something I Don't Understand Yet in Germany 1993.

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