“The latest display of Kikoski’s manifold gifts, Phoenix Rising is a feast of firsts, serving as his debut recording for the HighNote label, his only on-record session with this particular stable, and the lone album under his own name to have been primarily shaped in the studio.  The track listing and personnel may offer familiar places and faces, but the work as a whole clearly speaks to a new day on multiple fronts.”

- Dan Bilawsky

★★★★★ Review by the Times

 

“The Hard Bop Pianinst David

Kikoski is a Compelling Performer”

“Dave has so much feeling. He can play anything. I can depend on him for so much.” - Roy Haynes

"As an affecting modernist, Dave distills the best in jazz and popular music and infuses every song with attention-garnering brilliance."

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Dave Kikoski was born in Milltown, NJ in 1961. Growing up within a musical family, when Dave turned the age of six, he was introduced to the piano and given lessons for the first time by his father. Throughout middle and high school, Dave continued to cultivate his love for piano and moved on to working with various jazz and rock groups around town.

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