If, like many of us have, you’ve been awaiting drummer/composer/producer Nate Smith’s debut as a bandleader, you’re about to get some really great news. Kinfolk: keep reading »
CHURCH is back in NYC this weekend as Mark de Clive-Lowe hits NuBlu on Saturday, 12/10. Rocking alongside MdCL on stage are bassist Tim Lefebvre keep reading »
Revive Music continues their 10 year anniversary celebration party with the new monthly jazz party “Blue After Dark” celebrating the art of improvisation with a keep reading »
Blue Note Records recording artist Takuya Kuroda premieres the title track video to his recent record debut, “Rising Son,” produced by José James. “Rising Son” features keyboardist Kris Bowers, keep reading »
Thinking back to some of the most special live events we’ve presented at Revive Music, it’s hard not to recall the residency Mark de Clive-Lowe keep reading »
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.
On Tuesday September 3, 2013 renowned drummer Nate Smith (José James, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Michael Jackson, Dave Holland) will be bringing his new group kinfolk to the stage at Rockwood Music Hall. The band will feature Kris Bowers on keys, Fima Ephron on bass, Jeremy Most on guitar, Jaleel Shaw on saxophone, and Amma Whatt on vocals.
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.