We’ve long been singing the praises of the the live band José James has out together, but this is just on another level. James and crew headed out to Amsterdam to team up with Amsterdam’s Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) for a performance captured by Het Radio 4 Concerthuis.
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.
This week José James performed “Trouble” off of his upcoming album No Beginning, No End on the Conan O’Brien Show. As always it was a stellar performance with his band that boasts Kris Bowers on keys/piano, Solomon Dorsey on bass, Nate Smith on drums, Takuya Kuroda on trumpet, and Corey King on trombone. This is without a doubt one of the baddest live bands around now.
Our monthly residency with Mark de Clive-Lowe’s CHURCH NYC is about to celebrate its 1-Year Anniversary this Friday 12/7/12 at DROM with special guests including Questlove, Casey Benjamin, Mark Kelley, Nate Smith, and more! We caught up with MdCL to bring us back to the beginning of CHURCH and take us on through where we’re heading with the event. Check out words from the man himself as well as comments from the artists who have been involved with CHURCH over the past year.
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.
Giant Step & Revive Music Present CHURCH wit h Mark de Clive-Lowe Joined by Jean Grae, DJ Chris Annibell and Special Guests
September is here and we are looking forward to seeing the New Yorkers back in town. Join us as Church continues with world-renowned DJ, producer, remixer, composer, musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL), alongside Nate Smith (José James/Dave Holland) on drums and the legendary James Genus (Chick Corea/ Herbie Hancock) on bass.
World-renowned DJ, Producer, Remixer, Composer, Musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL) returns alongside resident vocalist nia andrews (Janelle Monae/Common), Nate Smith (José James/Dave Holland) on drums and David “DJ” Ginyard (Estelle/Screaming Headless Torsos) on bass with Special Guest N’Dea Davenport + The Twilite Tone !
Following the last packed Church edition featuring DJ Rich Medina, World-renowned DJ, Producer, Remixer, Composer, Musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL) returns alongside resident vocalist Nia andrews (Janelle Monae/Common), Nate Smith (José James/Dave Holland) on drums and David “DJ” Ginyard (Estelle/Screaming Headless Torsos).
World-renowned DJ, Producer, Remixer, Composer, Musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL), joined by Nate Smith (José James/Dave Holland) on Drums and Matt Penman (Joshua Redman/SF Jazz Collective) on bass, with special guest Jose James and DJ Spinna.
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.
Check out this explosive live recording of Jose James at the Triple Door in Seattle from 12/6/11. His band for the night included a talented cast of musicians, each known for exemplary musicianship and creativity in their own right. James hit the stage with Kris Bowers on piano, Solomon Dorsey on bass, Takuya Kuroda on trumpet, and Nate Smith on drums.
World-renowned DJ, Producer, Remixer, Composer, Musician and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL), joined by Nate Smith (Betty Carter/Dave Holland) on Drums and Mark Kelley (The Roots) on acoustic bass, with special guest nia andrews on vocals and DJ Raydar Ellis at new monthly residency at Drom presented by Revive Da Live & Giant Step.
The Jazz Gallery will be having its annual holiday party on Monday 12/5 from 6pm-10pm. There will be a collaborative musical performance by Miguel Zenon, Vijay Iyer, Fima Ephron, and Nate Smith, all of whom have proved to be both exciting and innovative with their music in the past year. Space for the event is limited to the first 60 RSVPs from those with at least a Solo Membership to The Jazz Gallery.