...melodic arrangements, spontaneous interaction, and vibrant individual performances. Booming bass lines, crisp drumming, and guitar harmonies are in abundance and every tune has elements of swing and discovery.
Arthur Kell (bassist, composer), has worked for a wide cross-section of influential bandleaders in New York City and around the world, including: Thomas Chapin, Matt Darriau, Kálmán Oláh, Guillermo Klein, Steve Cardenas, Paul Bollenback, Eri Yamamoto, Bruce Barth, Sam Newsome, Quintan Ana Wikso, Saul Rubin, Roy Nathanson, Claire Daly, Richard Julian, Philip Johnston, Denman Maroney, Shelley Hirsch, Danny Walsh and many others. He has recorded alongside Bernard Purdie and Matt Wilson.
As a composer with his own quartet, Arthur has played and toured extensively in New York City, the U.S. and Europe — performing at the Jazz Standard, Smalls, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Madrid Jazz Festival, a national broadcast for Deutschlandfunk radio in Germany and more. He has released four recordings of original music. At different times his band has included: Brad Shepik, Loren Stillman, Nate Radley, Michael Blake, Federico Casagrande, Nir Felder, Mark Ferber, Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas, Donny McCaslin, Gerald Cleaver, Francesco Bearzatti, Jeff Boudreaux, Allan Mednard, Guilherme Monteiro, Adam Kolker, Bill McHenry, Allison Miller and Gadi Lehavi.
Arthur is also co-owner of Bar LunÀtico in Brooklyn, NY.
He is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music and taught music at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Tamil Nadu, India.
For more information about Arthur Kell, please visit: https://www.arthurkell.com/.
Aaron Immanuel Wright