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Wayne Kramer

MC5’s Wayne Kramer Kicks Out The Jazz MFs

by Paul Cashmere on May 15, 2014

in News

Wayne Kramer has a hit record on the jazz charts. The MC5 punk legend has smoothed out his sound for ‘Lexington’ and scored a no. 6 debut on the jazz chart in the USA.

‘Lexington’ is Kramer’s first solo album in 14 years. The album features some of America’s premium jazz musicians such as trombonist Phil Ranelin (The Tribe), Armenian piano prodigy Tigran Hamasyan, and multi-instrumentalist Ralph “Buzzy” Jones (Yusef Lateef) on reeds. Percussionists Brock Avery and Eric Gardner contribute as does electric bassist Doug Lunn.

Kramer was indeed surprised by the success. “I was certainly curious how Lexington would be received by everyone familiar with my work as a guitarist and composer. It’s gratifying that there’s been so much support and approval,” says Wayne. “I’ve never been prouder of a record and I’m thrilled by it all. The truth is, I’ve never underestimated my fans. They have big ears and open minds.”

Now Wayne Kramer wants to perform the music live. He has started a PledgeMusic campaign to raise funds for the tour and will off many of his personal items to raise the cash for tour support.

Items include MC5 tour posters, a Wayne Kramer bobble head, MC5 t-shirts, Wayne’s Fender guitar, a private show for up to 50 friends and for $200 Wayne will record a personal answering machine message for you.

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Kramer formed MC5 in Lincoln Park, Michigan in 1964. In 1969 MC5 released the first of three albums ‘Kick Out The Jams’, featuring the now iconic punk track that in its day peaked at no. 82 on the Billboard chart but went on to influence artists over the next 40 years. The song has been covered by Pearl Jam, Silverchair, Rage Against The Machine and Trent Reznor.

MC5 Kick Out The Jams

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