Ramsey Lewis has pulled out his Fender Rhodes and enlisted his Electric Band for his 80th recording. Ramsey, Taking Another Look features Lewis’ favorite tunes including a new edit of the original “Sun Goddess” recording featuring Earth, Wind & Fire and a new rendition of the Stevie Wonder penned “Living for the City”.
Four musicians, each from a different country, got together to record music in NYC in April. The thing is: they didn’t write any music. They improvised everything. This isn’t like some of the free jazz I’ve heard. It’s modern. It’s got my interest. Check out the teaser below. I think you’ll want to learn more […]
I’m always seeking fresh sounds that keep my attention. Bodega has my ear. The band cites influences ranging from Herbie Hancock, Fela Kuti, Weather Report, Talking Heads, Stereolab, Kurt Rosenwinkel, MMW, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, livetronica and beyond. Ropeadope’s site says “Bodega has always blended elements of funk, philly soul, jazz, breakbeat, and afrobeat to […]
I was just introduced to the Apples, an excellent band out of Israel that fuses jazz, funk, turntables, and electronics. If you like Liquid Soul, you’ll love this group. Their MySpace page describes them as a “blend of funk, jazz and electronic music, forgoing the traditional use of guitar, keyboards and vocals. Instead, they center […]