Famed saxophonist Bill Evans is indisputably one of the greats. Next month he will be bringing his Soulgrass project to the Blue Note for a week-long run featuring John Medeski, Eric Kranso, John Popper, and Jake Cinninger. They will be performing 2/26 through 3/3 with sets at 8pm and 10:30pm.
Alecia Chakour notes that she is inspired by storytellers — and that rings through her own sultry, captivating voice, which tells a story of its own. Coming from musical family roots, Alecia’s voice draws from a variety of influences — a background in the rhythm and blues scene, jazz greats like Alice Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Oscar Peterson, and memories of powerful musical experiences with the singers and artists in her own family. Currently working on her own record, Alecia continues to pursue the unique, authentic sound that she has developed from her experiences — musical, familial, and otherwise — in New York City.
Soulive’s third annual Brooklyn Bowl Residency, aptly entitled Bowlive, will kick off tonight 2/28 featuring Soulive with special guests John Scofield and Luther Dickinson. The line-up includes an exciting blend of new and established artists that are sure to complement the Soulive textures. Read on for the full schedule!
Check out our joint OKPTV and Revivalist video exclusive capturing the excitement surrounding Soulive’s October performance at Terminal 5 featuring, as always, a slew of intriguing special guests. The Revivalist feature focuses on Soulive with some exclusive concert footage, interviews, and more with a look into Roy Hargrove’s special performance with the Soulive musicians.
The most rewarding thing about being in the jam band circuit is the fans – really – their love for music. Their pure, raw emotion. Whatever you are feeling coming out of your instrument, they appreciate. They love it. They never come to the show expecting to hear the same thing they heard at the last show. They’re not unhappy if you don’t play a particular song.
Pharoahe Monch left SRC and joined Duck Down’s roster, to drop some heavy heat on his newest album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades). A constant innovator, the legendary emcee continues to push boundaries and push buttons with his constant evolution of sound, and choice selection of producers. W.A.R includes works from Eric Krasno (Soulive), Adam Deitch [...]
Nigel Hall and Kras reminisced about how the entire Royal Family Records was formulated, and how Hall got roped into the mix. Kras broke down the science of the industry, as things have changed throughout the years since he’s been heavy on the scene, touring big with Soulive since 1999.