Calvin Keys :: Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution is the second two bonafide heaters that guitarist Calvin Keys recorded for Black Jazz Records. Originally released in 1974, Keys’ sophomore session as leader honed the free-flowing spiritual soul-jazz of Shawn-Neeq into more complex and layered compositions, bolstered by the broader instrumentation of a septet that included a mix of session vets and Black Jazz mainstays. As the title implies, all expectations should be checked at the door. While most of the album delivers an eloquent punch, Keys and company aren’t above getting a little dirty if the occasion calls.