In advance of their upcoming live jazz fusion album comes a re-release of 2 original songs from the band’s now hard-to-find 2010 album, Kindred.
The first side features legendary saxophonist, Wendell Harrison, who is best known for his work on Detroit’s renowned Tribe record label. ‘Kindred’ is a dark and heady composition reminiscent of Miles Davis’s fusion-era material, which despite it’s abstractions, is underpinned by a heavy, head-nodding groove.
On the flip is ‘Polyester People’, an explosive, uptempo jam which shows off the keyboard skills of Jeremy Ellis. Despite being best known for playing the drum machine alongside the Roots, Ellis is an incredible keyboardist in his own right. His contribution on the Fender Rhodes calls to mind Herbie Hancock’s best work with the Headhunters, and the band never lets up under him!
released July 30, 2021