“Profile” is the first and only Ken Rhodes LP as a leader. This intimate and rare recording captures an explosive concoction between a blues attitude, a jazz approach and a funky swing. Though an acoustic performance, this LP offers overwhelming grooves, breaks as well as introspective moments .
The upbeat and funky title track “The Profile” foreshadows the raw grooves of the session.The composition is driven by a percussive and obsessive bassline which embraces the funky rhythms of George Greene; Rhode’s very soulful and bluesy improvisations are masterfully enhanced by Joachim Knauer’s percussive and obsessive bassline which embraces the funky rhythms of George Greene. However, this raw “in-your-face” formula is beautifully contrasted in “Nothing New” and the piano solo “Robyn’s Lullaby” where the trio slows down to play deep, dreamy and hazy tunes.
47 years after its original release and for the first time, Sconsolato is proud to annonce an official reissue of “Profile” limited to 300 remastered vinyl copies.