While each musician brought their own sound to the table, the group as a whole gelled extremely well. Nia Andrews gracefully commanded the melodies of the tracks, and Robinson’s verses were on point. Jaleel Shaw was an absolute freak of nature, ripping over the changes while de Clive-Lowe added filters, delays, and other assorted effects with his samplers. Kelley and Smith locked like a glove, providing a strong backbone to the overlying ethereal layers of synths, percussion, and samples.
In preparation for Winter JazzFest this weekend we dropped by the rehearsal for Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life to get a sneak peak of this all-star band featuring Strickland on saxes, the legendary Ku-umba Frank Lacy on trombone, Yuki Hirano holding down the keys, Mark Kelley on bass, Charles Haynes on the drums, and emcee Raydar Ellis on the mic.
Revive Music Presents: Mark de Clive-Lowe , DJ Questlove (The Roots) + Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) & Special Guests For Monthly Series, CHURCH. Residency Celebrates its One Year Anniversary at DROM on December 7th.
CHURCH w/ Mark de Clive-Lowe f. OP! (I Love Vinyl) + Tawiah + Mark Kelley (The Roots) + Greg Hutcherson
We continue our monthly residency CHURCH at DROM with Mark de Clive-Lowe f. Mark Kelley (The Roots) on bass, Gregory Hutcherson on drums and special guests OP! (I Love Vinyl) and Tawiah (Mark Ronson).
Get ready for the sixth installment of New York’s Jazz and Electronic House monthly series Church, a very special night with world-renowned DJ, producer, remixer, composer, musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL). The last edition with Jose James and DJ Spinna was a success with a packed room of people dancing. On May 4th, MdCL will be joined by resident vocalist Nia Andrews, Jamire Williams (ERIMAJ/Christian Scott) on Drums, and Mark Kelley (The Roots) on bass.
We have launched a new Facebook page for the Revive Music community and in celebration, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see Mark de Clive-Lowe’s monthly CHURCH series at DROM. All you have to do is LIKE our Revive Music page and then email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Mark de Clive-Lowe’s exciting, guest-studded monthly show.
Mark de Clive-Lowe continues to build on the success of his new CHURCH monthly series in New York at DROM. CHURCH is a whirlwind mix of live jazz, sampling and a DJ set. Fast becoming the discerning music-lovers’ and musicians’ event of choice, don’t be surprised if you spot the likes of Master at Work Louie Vega or soul legend Leon Ware in the audience; Chris “Daddy” Dave, MC John Robinson or Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on the stage and the likes of Ge-ology on the decks.
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After the night was over, I was looking for more stuff to get into. It was so late, there was nothing else happening, but the show was so great that I didn’t want to stop listening to music. I wanted to keep going. So I went home and literally put on my headphones and kept rocking.
A rare all-star collection of some of the brightest musicians in music today. Power of Soul f. Nikki Glaspie, Mark Kelley (The Roots), Rene Del Fierro, Basll Wajdowicz plus special guests! With performances by singer/songwriter Jennah Bell , 13-piece band that blends West African rhythms with funk, jazz and soul; Zongo Junction and DJ Raydar Ellis spinning throughout the night at Southpaw (Brooklyn).
Congratulations to Mark Kelley on his new gig as the bassist for the Roots! As Owen Biddle leaves to focus on his own projects, Mark will be taking over his duties on the low-end for the Roots. Mark’s career has previously included stints with Meshell Ndegeocello, Jason Moran, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, and Christian McBride among many others. We look forward to watching Mark’s progress and involvement with the Roots crew.
The concert started in an abrupt and satisfying manner with Jason Moran marching onto the stage declaring “Let’s play!” before he immediately began attacking the piano in his best Fats Waller imitation. The talented roster of musicians holding down the band soon followed suit. Yet, it wasn’t until Meshell marched out with the professional dancers that the party really got started.