The new project, “Uncovered Soul” has a World Wide release date set for Spring of 2017 on Membran (Must Have Jazz)
In “Uncovered Soul” (Must-Have Jazz/Membran, Spring 2017), Kosins( ASCAP awarded composer & lyricist) teams up with Kamau Kenyatta, the stellar long time producer of Gregory Porter, she will re-unite with her soulful and groove skills. A contrast to her previously released and highly acclaimed album, To the Ladies Of Cool“, "Uncovered Soul" follows in the footsteps of Kamau Kenyatta’s three Grammy nominated, Gregory Porter projects. The Grammy nominated CD “Water,” the Grammy nominated single, “Real Good Hands,” from the CD “Be Good” and the Grammy Award winning CD “Liquid Spirit.” “Uncovered Soul” is based on a sonic worldview shaped by the interpersonal and musical landscape of Detroit in the late 60s and 70s. “Uncovered Soul” however, is not merely an urban reality: It is also the common thread that binds the relevancy of the words and music of Curtis Mayfield, Gene McDaniels, Bill Withers,The Neville Brothers, Amos Lee and Burt Bacharach to the present. Three original compositions were added to “Uncovered Soul” to provide a contemporary point of view.
- Eric Harland - Drums
- Kevin Axt - String and Electric Bass
- Mitch Foreman - Piano and Synths
- Munyungo - Percussion
- Greg Moore - (GMOE) Guitar
- Produced By Grammy Winner of “Liquid Spirit” ( Gregory Porter) , Kamau Kenyatta
Uncovered Soul Performance Review, January 2017
“Detroit singer Kathy Kosins made a big difference with her soul-drenched jazz songs from her upcoming “Uncovered Soul” album which seems to be the perfect blending of those two genres and a pretty hip thing to do at this time. Produced by Kamau Kenyatta (Gregory Porter), the album features rarely heard songs by Curtis Mayfield or Gene McDaniels plus a couple of original tunes which she co-wrote with Jeff Franzel. The steady swampy groove of “Voodoo”, ably backed by her terrific band under the direction of keyboardist Ondrej Pivec, set the tone for a grooving, mucho in-demand fresh approach and diction. “Don’t Get Me Started”, which ended the set, really has the power of becoming a future standard and has put her on the serious soul map which for her is actually something like a true homecoming.” - ginalovesjazz.com
Kathy Kosins with Don Was.. Concert Of Colors Gig
Could You Be Me? NOW OUT - Membran Records
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Kathy Kosins with Jazz Master, Herbie Hancock, January 2015
Kathy Kosins With Jazz Pianist Monty Alexander, January 2016
Kathy Kosins with NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, NYC, January 2014
Kathy with Johnny Mandel after her performance in Los Angeles, Aug 5th, 2012
"Kathy's last two records, "To The Ladies OF Cool" and "The Space Between" rank among the top 10 vocal jazz records of the last 15 years."
- Matthias Kirsch, Head of Music for JazzRadio 106.8 Berlin
"...An in the pocket swinger with a sultry alto and a literate feel for lyrics..."
– Paul de Barros – Seattle Times Jazz Critic
"Kosins weaves her magic as a vocal artist and moves straight to the top of the vocal jazz food chain."
– Brent Black – Critical Jazz
"...Her words flow as effortlessly as maple syrup over hot pancakes..."
– Ralph A. Miriello – Huffington Post
"The sultry Kathy Kosins, a Lady of Cool in her own right, captures the essence of Connor, O'Day, Christy, and London, four pioneering, influential women of West Coast Jazz through the spiritual embodiment that exudes from the sounds of her smooth, warm voice. A toast to you, Kathy, a Lady of Cool."
– Larissa Hale
"Kathy Kosins is a joy to hear. Her lyrics on Hershey's Kisses melt in her mouth."
– Johnny Mandel
"...she authentically recreates a lost genre of female jazz singing..."
– Ralph A. Miriello
Kathy Kosins demonstrates 21st Century state of the art jazz singing.
– Will Friedwald
The Chicago Reader would rave about her 'solid intonation, unwavering swing and a voice that can conjure both the girl next door and her older wiser sister.' Harnessing the essence of the song with imaginative interpretations and sassy savoir faire.
Videos courtesy of Resonance Records
"Kosins is a very talented and soulful vocalist, it’s only natural that her spirit and soul flows into her provacative and textural paintings." states Nicole Rafaill - Owner of the "State of the Art" Gallery in Ferndale, MI.