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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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Eclecticism – Drawing from a plethora of grooves/styles from around the world.The above definition of the title of the first release from fo/mo/deep is provided on the back cover of the group’s new CD. Also included on the CD cover is a self-characterization by fo/mo/deep that reads “An Eclectic Groove Oriented – Funky Jazz Collective.” That assessment is concise and sums up their mission astutely. fo/mo/deep is a vibrant jazz collective which utilizes their dynamic rhythm section to keep th
Grammy award winning keyboardist, singer, composer and producer George Duke takes a jazz funk glance back into his musical past with Deja vu. Deja vu is the experience of feeling that one has witnessed or experience a new situation previously. That's the mode you're in when you listen to the funk-driven energy of Duke's new CD. The sound has characterized some of Duke's most memorable recordings from the golden age of funk and soul and has made Duke a platinum selling artist. Produced by Duke,
4Ever Jia is the debut cd from the John Blackwell Project (JBP) and what a fantastic debut it is. Those familiar with the Blackwell name will know that John is a world class drummer and groove master having played with the likes of Prince, Cameo and Patti Labelle to name but a few, but you would be mistaken in thinking that this is purely a drummers cd, (no bad thing in itself considering Blackwell’s skills) but it really is so much more. In 2008 and after the Buddy Rich memorial concert the Joh
On June 18, 2011, soul singer Gina Carey formally known as Gina Green will release her new CD release "Melodic" featuring her husband Urban Soul Guitarist John Carey.
30.06.2007

Unveiled by Deryo

Published in Jazz Spotlights

Derrick Youman, also known in the music business as Deryo , has been a vocalist, songwriter and producer since leaving college. Deryos expertise in...

You"ve heard the buzz about his latest CD "Black Magic The Cyber Jazz Experience," predicted to be "The Best Independent Jazz Album of 2006," from ...

Quintin Gerard W. grew up in Norco, Louisiana and attended Destrehan High School where he was a consistent member of the District VI Honor Jazz and...

Classically trained, Bradley Leightons musical interests have always been diverse. As a young man he loved big band music particularly Maynard Ferg...
Jim Cifelli has been active as a freelance trumpeter, composer and arranger in New York City for 15 years. His compositions and arrangements have b...
Eclecticism - Drawing from a plethora of grooves/styles from around the world.The above definition of the title of the first release from fo/mo/deep is provided o…