Kevin Eubanks The Messenger

The Messenger
9 ratings
Only 4 copies left
Price: $16.18
List Price: $17.98
You Save: $1.80 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
sku:  Q4F7
Brand New

Related products:

  • by Pat Metheny ~ Kin ~ $17.08
  • by Kevin Eubanks ~ Zen Food $13.50

CD Details

  • Released: February 19, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Mack Avenue


  • 1.The Messenger
  • 2.Sister Veil
  • 3.Resolution
  • 4.JB
  • 5.420
  • 6.Led Boots
  • 7.M.I.N.D.
  • 8.Queen of Hearts
  • 9.The Gloaming
  • 10.Loved Ones
  • 11.Ghost Dog Blues

Product Description:

Personnel: Kevin Eubanks (acoustic guitar, electric guitar).
Audio Mixer: Robert Biles.
Recording information: Spirit Studios, West Hills, CA.
Photographer: Raj Naik.
Kevin Eubanks' second Mack Avenue release, 2012's The Messenger, follows up 2010's Zen Food and once again showcases the guitarist's knack for groove-oriented contemporary improvisation that straddles the line between R&B-infused smooth jazz and more adventurous and funky post-bop. Prior to his tenure leading The Tonight Show Band for Jay Leno, Eubanks was an accomplished modern jazz guitarist. While he did release a few albums during his time on The Tonight Show, Eubanks seems to have thrown himself back into full-time recording mode after parting ways with Leno in 2010. Where Zen Food found Eubanks delving into a mix of ruminative, often folk-inflected acoustic numbers and atmospheric jazz instrumentals, The Messenger is a decidedly more extroverted affair. Here, Eubanks is once again backed by several longtime cohorts including drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith, bassist Rene Camacho, and saxophonist Bill Pierce. The Messenger also reunites Eubanks with his jazz musician siblings, trombonist Robin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks, for several tracks. In that sense, the album recalls Eubanks' early, more hardcore jazz leaning efforts like 1982's Guitarist, 1984's Sundance, and 1985's stellar Opening Night. Like those albums, The Messenger is an enjoyable balance of groove-oriented improvisation, atmospheric ballads, and funky, contemporary instrumental jazz. ~ Matt Collar

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 9 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Music Categories:
Get Email Alerts for Kevin Eubanks

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 122,219
  • UPC: 673203106529
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)