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As of June 22, 2015, Big Shoes had been on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz chart for nine weeks, peaking at the #11 position, and has been in the JazzWeek Top 100 for nine weeks as well, peaking at the #47 position.

“Robert Kennedy’s Hammond B3 trio… plays straight-ahead music with convincing authority. It’s Kennedy’s debut album as a trio leader and he’s… in thoroughly communicative form throughout. …a really enjoyable and swinging disc that augurs well for more Kennedy trio projects.” — Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International, November, 2015

“… Nowhere is [the trio’s high energy and talent] more evident than on the blues-laden title track, ‘Big Shoes’… this brings back memories of many late night sessions I had with the master of B-3, Jimmy Smith, in the old days and is my personal favorite of the nine tunes [Kennedy] offers up for jazz organ euphoria. I give Robert & crew a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an ‘EQ’ (energy quotient) rating of 4.99.” — Rotcod Zzaj (Dick Metcalf), September, 2015

“Big shoes… [is] a wonderful collection of original compositions… Kennedy’s playing is full of excellent musical taste, and an intrinsic ability to swing… [Kennedy, Razavi, and Rhodes] groove ourageously throughout the CD… The title is Big Shoes but it could be Big Shoes and Big Ears!” — Musicscribe,, 22 July, 2015

“… Big Shoes will please B-3 aficionados, and jazz lovers alike.” — Robbie Gerson, Audiophile Audition, 12 April, 2015

“ROBERT KENNEDY TRIO/Big Shoes: A B3 ace leading a classic organ jazz trio through a set that’s loaded with originals that are stocked with vibes that make you think you heard them somewhere else before by a cat that doesn’t have to worry about any blurred lines. In the pocket throughout, you’d be hard pressed to find any better top down listening than this. Well done throughout.”  — Chris Spector, Midwest Record, 20 March, 2015

Music Man Blog review of Big Shoes, 19 April, 2015

Rock and Roll Chemist review of Will Weston’s Heart of the Order on which I played all the organ and electric piano, 28 May, 2015