This mix features some of my favourite contemporary Jazz cats, as well as a few recent performances from a couple of legends. What weaves this mix together is most of the tunes are quite FUNKY. You’ve got New Orleans represented by Galactic and Stanton Moore. From out on the ‘left coast,’ keyboard player Robert Walter & fantastic guitarist Charlie Hunter. Out of Oakland, the legendary drummer from the Headhunters, Mike Clark. A Bay Area super group dedicated to playing the music of James Brown, Thelonious Monk and Rashaan Roland Kirk that named themselves after two William Shatner TV characters calling themselves T.J. Kirk. Kooky! NYC shows up with Medeski Martin and Wood, probably the only super funky avant-garde Jazz outfit in the world. The superb trio called Soulive who almost improve on a Stevie Wonder classic. A group based out of my hometown called Modern Groove Syndicate. Add it all together & you've got Jazz...in the present tense!
Peace and SOUL,
HeavySoulBrutha Dave B..