Kevin was first drawn into music listening to the energetic sounds of fusion and progressive rock, then went on to study at Berklee. He has played with icons including McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland and Ron Carter. In his own distinctive early career, Eubanks released many recordings for Elektra, GRP and Blue Note before his current signing with Mack Avenue in 2010. With his second Mack Avenue Records release, The Messenger, acclaimed guitarist Kevin Eubanks continues to explore his own unique musical vision. This vision offers the listener an opportunity to share a musical journey that truly exemplifies where Eubanks is at this stage of his illustrious career; one that, for over three decades, has seen him incorporate into his creative process a willingness to embrace the broad spectrum of his musical experience, while continuing to seek out new vistas.
“I want to play in a great band, which I think I have. I want to play with other musicians, too. But at the same time,” he insists, “I still have this love for what I’ve learned in Hollywood that I would love to pursue. Here’s something I’ve learned in Hollywood, ‘you never know. You just never know.’ The phone rings and, ‘Wow, really?’ A new adventure....”
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