On Friday, December 21st, keyboardist & producer extraordinaire, Raymond Angry (The Roots/ Joss Stone) takes his beats to the Blue Note stage with renowned special guests vocalist, Renee Neufville (Zhane) & iconic drummer, Chris Daddy Dave (D’Angelo / Maxwell) . The Evolution of Ray Angry is upon us, be there for his rarest and most epic performance to date.
Revolutionary drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave has done it again, having now released a video of his incredible drum accompaniment to Fela Kuti’s “Zombie”.
This week the Highline Ballroom will be host to a two-night only live event featuring the Robert Glasper Experiment with guests from their explosive 2012 release, Black Radio. Tuesday 2/28 will feature the Experiment with special Guests Yasiin Bey, Chrisette Michele, Lalah Hathaway, and Bilal. Wednesday 2/29 will feature special guests Lupe Fiasco, Ledisi, and Meshell Ndegeocello. You never know who will show up to an Experiment show, these two nights are not to be missed!
Via Okayplayer.com, Chris “Daddy” Dave takes on some all-time OKP anthems, namely ATCQ ”Find A Way” and Yeezy‘s “Flashing Lights”–not to mention our all time sh*t “Drumming Along With the Rhythm of Skippy CD Noises …
From the manor in which esteemed industry veteran Don Was, the newly minted Chief Creative Officer of Blue Note Records, addressed the crowd of select industry types at New York City’s venerable Electric Lady Studios last week, it was evident that he was about to introduce a truly unique work of sonic art. “To do something new, something that’s never been heard before. That’s real hard to do,” Was remarked. “This is an album that really holds true to that aesthetic. It’s going to change the way people make records.” The album in question is piano virtuoso Robert Glasper’s upcoming fifth album Black Radio due out on Blue Note Records February 28, 2012 .
The Robert Glasper Experiment has announced that they will release their upcoming album entitled Black Radio on February 28, 2012. Thus far what we know about the album is that Glasper and his experimental-music mongers Casey Benjamin, Derrick Hodge, and Chris “Daddy” Dave will be joined by a slew of exciting guest performers including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn, KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild,Meshell Ndegeocello, and Stokley Williams. Forget what you thought you knew about the Experiment; this album is sure to bring the music to a new level.
This week we were lucky enough to chat with the living legend George Duke, dive into the story of 4hero, and review some great albums from Thundercat and The Meters. Here’s your Friday Round Up!
Our friends over at Okayplayer just premiered the news that Stimulus & Chris Dave have joined forces and are set to release a collaborative mix-tape 3rd 1st Impression for free on September 12th. The mix-tape is produced entirely by Chris Dave and features guest spots from Bilal, Renee Neufville, Stokley (of Mint Condition), Casey Benjamin, and Screechy Dan.
The Robert Glasper Experiment will be in NYC for a one night only performance at Salon Millesime with Special Guests! Millesime is a small venue, making this a must-see event.
As a continuation of the “Evolution of an Instrument” series, this week we take a look at the drum kit. Jazz drumming is interestingly void of an extensive composed repertoire. Set apart also from many other genres, where there are certain beats and grooves that are commonplace, the role of the drummer have evolved to not solely provide the foundation for the beat in jazz, as bass does. Instead, it is the conversational, ornamental, sometimes ephemeral element of an ensemble. It is the gut, the underbelly, and one of the deeply intuitive instruments in jazz, where it differs from percussive elements in more European rooted music.
Behind every pop star is a team of talented musicians who bring the music to life. To shine some light on all the musicians who play on the tracks you love, we here at The Revivalist have put together a little guide to some of our favorite jazz musicians who also moonlight as studio and live musicians for some of hip-hop and R&B’s royalty.
Chris Dave recently talked with Vater Percussions to chop it up about his favorite sticks, why he has a fetish for snare drums and his upcoming live DVD/album project. Chris also let the Vater crew film him at a recent show
Exclusive Live Recording of Chris Dave Trio live in Toyko, Japan – August 2010
Featuring Kebbi Williams (Tenor Sax) & Steve “Thundercat” Bruner (Bass).