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MUSICIAN REVIEWS

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LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE - MAY 2019

"On Get Here Quick, the trio - joined by a dizzying array of guests - steps into the spotlight and shows just what a road-tested horn section can do. While each member of The Texas Horns is a skilled performer, the three musicians are a force of nature when playing together."

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE - JULY 2019

"Presenting just its second album since formaing as an Austin-based band in the mid-1990's, Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (tenor saxophone), John Mills (baritone saxophone) and Al Gomez (trumpet)  render a specialized synthesis of Lone Star State blues, Southern soul and jazz. The band soulfully imprints its musical personality on 10 originals (five of them spirited instrumentals) and on two by renowned tunesmith Gary Nicholson (the Texan sings both, decently)."

ELMORE MAGAZINE - MAY 2019

“You can count on these veterans to deliver outstanding music. This is one hellacious blowing session. Also, Severn does not put out that many records in any given year, aiming for quality. As a friend of mine often says, “It always sounds better with horns.” For those of you in that camp, this one’s for you.”

BALTIMORE BLUES SOCIETY - SUMMER 2019 ISSUE

"Yet for all the notable external input, Get Here Quick is every bit the Horns'. ...And in their house, guitars don't always get the coolest riffs. Reeds and valves drop the hammer mightier than any sledge."

BUDDY MAGAZINE - MAY 2019

“Recorded at Stuart’s Wire Re- cording Studio in Austin, this is an album that is destined to remain for decades as some of the best musical arrangements by mega-talented mu- sicians! I can’t say enough great things about Get Here Quick. It is a must- have for any true lover of all things Texas and music.”

GOOD TIMES MAGAZINE - MAY 2019

"The Texas Horns are one of the most in-demand horn sections for both recording sessions and on tour with some of the biggest names in the roots music world. Now, they get a chance to strut their collective stuff on their own album of blues, soul and roots music, backed by an all-star group of supporting musicians."

KUDZOO MAGAZINE - MAY 2019

“The Texas Horns have released Get Here Quick (Severn), and it's a red hot platter! ... It's a funky, soulful, sonic delight!" 

MIDWEST ENTERTAINMENT - MAY 2019

"It's all here on the long overdue debut by these stellar accompanists. Helped out by about every muso that's ever thought about Texas, it doesn't get anymore heartfelt or ballsy than what's going on here. The kind of gritty, greasy funky soul driven stuff you can really sink your teeth into, it may not make you feel like a grown up to listen to it but you really have to be a grown up to appreciate it. Killer stuff that's really needed right now.

PROFESSOR JOHNNY P'S JUKE JOINT - MAY 2019

"I love that fat horn sound layered on top of high energy guitars, pianos, drums, and harp. I love when vocals rise up with lightning like precision to sweep across a room (or through a set of headphones) unleashing electricity like few other sounds."

REFLECTIONS IN BLUE - JUNE 2019

"Whether horns are the driving force or in a supporting role; nobody does it better than The Texas Horns.  It is easy to see why this unit is the most called upon horn section in the business.  Give it a listen…you won’t regret it."

MAKING A SCENE - JUNE 2019

"Collectively The Texas Horns are the best horn section in the business but as songwriters they work alone."

METRONOME MAGAZINE - JUNE 2019

“The Texas Horns featuring Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff on tenor saxophone, John Mills on baritone saxophone, and Al Gomez on trumpet have backed everyone since their inception in 1999..."

ROCK AND BLUES MUSE - JUNE 2019

"The Texas Horns has a winner in Get Here Quick and it’s an excellent record with which to kick off the group’s relationship with its new label. This music is soulful, fun, and practically compels you to dance. Get this one right away and play it loud. It’s so good that your neighbors will crash the bash."

CASHBOX - JUNE 2019

"They have established a reputation as one of the best brass sections working today. They have now taken a leap of faith and stepped forward to release their own album titled Get Here Quick. They have also written all the tracks, which is unusual for a brass section."

VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE JUNE - 2019

"If you like the powerhouse soul-blues of Albert King and Freddie King, dig in."

OTTAWA'S ARTS FILE INTERVIEW W PETER ROBB
- JUNE 2019

"We wanted to do a record that was us. We wanted to write everything on the record and produce and arrange it. We were making more of a personal statement about who we are and where we are at in our lives."

BLUES GR INTERVIEW W MICHAEL LIMNIOS -MARCH 2019

“These days, things politically seem SO BAD that our music offers some relief and solace and alternative. Maybe we need less ‘big’ and ‘mega’ and ‘corporate’ and more ‘little’ and ‘local’ and ‘friendly’.”

OTTAWA CITIZEN LYNN SAXBERG - JULY 2019

“Imagine my surprise last month when I walked into London’s Royal Albert Hall to see blues legend Eric Clapton, and some other familiar faces on that hallowed stage. There was long, tall Texan Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff blowing his tenor sax, with his horn-mates John Mills on baritone and Al Gomez on trumpet. They were part of the band backing Clapton’s pal, Jimmie Vaughan, who opened the show.”

THE ROCK DOCTOR - JULY 2019

"When it comes to the blues I’m a guitar freak and a harp guy, but the latest from one of the most in-demand horn sections in the business has me stretching those boundaries. They have a bunch of blues heavyweights helping out too and the results are pure gold."

BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE - JULY 2019

"This delightful recording goes beyond Texas borders, reaching into New Orleans, Memphis, and wherever else music is good"

BENTLEY'S BANDSTAND AMERICANA HIGHWAYS - JULY 2019

"When it’s time for a true Texas twist-off, this is the set to demand to supply the sonics. With Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff on tenor, Al Gomez on trumpet and John Mills on baritone, the Texas Horns is a treacherous trifecta of hornsters."

ANTIMUSIC.COM - JULY 2019

"Other guests of note include guitarists Ronnie Earl and Jon Del Toro Richardson and singers Curtis Salgado, John Nemeth and Gary Nicholson. Kazanoff does tackle one vocal and does a fine job with it too
on his own "You Can't Be Serious."

BEN'S MONDAY BLUES BIN - JULY 2019

"Three of the most bad ass horn blowers on the planet got together down in Texas, invited some gifted friends, and created a delightful RnB recording entitled Get Here Quick.”

BMAN'S BLUES REPORT - JULY 2019

"I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Get Here Quick, by The Texas Horns and it's smokin'”

PHOENIX BLUES SOCIETY-OCT 2019

"Get Here Quick" is truly a star-studded, high-quality release that should be on blues fans’ must-hear list.