Get a sneak peek at Jesse Fischer and Sly5thAve’s rehearsal for VEIN MELTER, their upcoming Herbie Hancock tribute show this Monday, Dec 2, at ShapeShifter Lab keep reading »
Everyone knows the original version and hopefully the version before that. From it’s debut in 1962 off Herbie’s Takin Off record ”Watermelon Man” has since been recorded over 200 keep reading »
Our friend Jesse Fischer is at it again with an exciting Herbie Hancock tribute concert celebrating 40 years of one of his most pivotal albums, Head keep reading »
A bridge ride away, the borough of Brooklyn was home to some of the most important musicians ever. From Art Blakey to Carmen McCrae, Wayne Shorter to Noel Pointer, Kings County was home to jazz royalty. Jack Dejohnette once famously played John Coltrane compositions at Brooklyn Museum with ‘Trane’s own son, Ravi.
Ahead of their one-night/two-set feature at the Blue Note in NYC on Monday 9/16, we’ve got a great live video of Fischer and crew performing “Digital Savanna” off of Retro Future with special guest Godwin Louis at the ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn.
This Saturday, Rachel Eckroth along side special guest saxophonist Ron Blake will be performing at the Blue Note Jazz Club for the late night set keep reading »
Rachel Eckroth is both a top-notch singer and a dynamic piano player, but be wary of slinging her into the box with other singer-songwriters, because her music is both unique and has some serious substance (check out by our interview for more info on that). Today we’re bringing you some footage featuring the growing community of musicians over at Electrik Indigo Studios where Eckroth recorded ‘Let Go.’
When you’ve got chops on the piano like Rachel Eckroth does, it can become easy for audiences to overlook her other artistic talents— singing and songwriting to name two. Moreover, when you’re a female pianist, it may almost seem cliché to enter into the singer-songwriter space, getting looped in with a whole crew of underwhelming acts. Yet, when you’ve got a voice like Rachel does, it’s impossible to ignore for long. A unique passion bubbles at the surface of her music, refusing to become lumped into something it’s not—namely the boring reality of pop music today. Currently in the midst of releasing a project entitled ‘Let Go,’ we sat down with Eckroth for a discussion on the intimacy of her music, letting her voice shine, and creating the most important record of her adult life thus far. Check out what she had to say before you head out to her set at the Blue Note’s Late Night Groove Session on 8/10/13.
We caught up with multi-instrumentalist and producer PVD, one half of a collaboration with rapper 8thW1 that bred the ‘Lux DeVille’ project. Their music is a cross-breed that walks the line between masterful rap lyricism and the type of groove bred of live instrumentation and rhythms that make your body’s timekeeping duties shift from internal to external. Take in the record with some insight from the man who made it happen.
Jesse Fischer and Takuya Kuroda sat down ahead of their show later this week to ask each other some burning questions that have been on their minds before having an impromptu jam at the Motherbrain studio in Brooklyn.