© 2019 by Keenan McKenzie

ALBUM

FORGED IN RHYTHM 

Music composed and arranged

by Keenan McKenzie 

Keenan McKenzie...............reeds 
Gordon Au.......................trumpet 
Lucian Cobb.................trombone 
Jonathan Stout...................guitar 
Chris Dawson......................piano 
Seth Ford-Young..................bass 
Josh Collazo......................drums 
Laura Windley....................vocals 

Recorded in Los Angeles

on August 12-13, 2017 


Engineered by Miles Senzaki

at Grandma's Dojo (Los Angeles, CA) 


Mixed by Jason Richmond

at the Efland Shack (Efland, NC)


Mastered by Steve Turnidge

at UltraViolet Studios (Seattle, WA) 

Artwork by Ryan Calloway Art

Rooted in the swing of the 1930s and 40s, FORGED IN RHYTHM is a debut effort designed with dancing in mind. Featuring talent from both coasts, this project was recorded mostly live in a unique weekend session in Los Angeles. The album is comprised of 15 original compositions, including tributes to the small group recordings of Lester Young, Artie Shaw, Illinois Jacquet, and Benny Goodman. Enjoy!

Interview about the album

I conducted an interview for a UK-based music education website called Musical U. They asked me questions about my musical journey and the process of recording Forged in Rhythm. I was really impressed with their questions and the whole process. Special thanks to Adam Liette and his whole team!