Carlos McKinney - Up-Front
**** 4 STARS - Down Beat

As Buster Williams says in his sleeve notes "he shows a sensitivity far beyond his years; has amazing compositional capabilities; and he makes you feel good". Having appeared as a sideman on several best selling albums, Carlos new exactly what he wanted to say when the time arrived to make his recording debut as a leader. The choice of musicians for the sessions was inspirational. The combined energy and creative instincts of Buster Williams, Antoine Roney and Ralph Penland make this a most memorable recording.

Carlos McKinney: Piano and keyboards
Antoine Roney: Tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet
Buster Williams: Bass
Ralph Penland: Drums

You And The Night And The Music
Prince of Jade
If I Should Lose You
All Because of You
Mademoiselle Gregoire
Black Beauty
The Seer
Door of No Return