Taylor McFerrin and Jimetta Rose with CoolNasty

Brooklyn-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live musician Taylor McFerrin is set to release his first full length LP, Early Riser, in June 2014 on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder record label. Taylor's musical style is equally influenced by the legends of 60s/70s Soul, the kings of the Modern Beat Generation, Golden Era hip hop, free form jazz and electronic music. By playing all of the instruments on his productions, while also relying heavily on sampling and chopping up his live takes, he has found a sound that seamlessly bridges myriad musical worlds and draws the listener into a constantly shifting audio soundscape.

Early Riser features guest performances from Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Emily King, RYAT, Marcus Gilmore and Taylor's father & jazz legend Bobby McFerrin, who teams up with Brazilian master Cesar Camargo Mariano for a track. The key to the whole record is the balance though—which McFerrin keeps throughout—between his guest's individuality and his own vision, between the styles of music he loves, between a feeling of intense, sunlit joy and a deep aching sadness, which, it could be argued, is a definition of soul.

Taylor's ability to create and evolve musically by drawing inspiration from all corners of his life translates into music of exceptional honesty and emotional directness, deep sophistication and effortless style.

Los Angeles native Jimetta Rose is putting L.A. back on the soul music radar with an old soul and a vintage voice. Music and language are her chosen vehicles for social change and self actualization. The singer/songwriter and novelist plans to use her words and melodies to inspire, incite, and excite people to their own creative potential.

She is well on her way to doing just that. Her single "America," was produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The single is now available worldwide on Itunes and at most local music stores through Groove Attack Records. She was chosen by the Babavuka Girls Organization as one of the American artists to be represented on a charity compilation CD with inspirational, trendsetting artists from around the world. Proceeds from the sales of the CD will provide school supplies and feminine hygiene products to young Ghanaian girls.

In a relatively short time Jimetta's artistry has allowed her to work with an array of diverse artists from Aloe Blacc, and Sa-Ra Creative Partners, to Georgia Anne Muldrow, and most recently she wrote and sang "Lost & Found" which was featured on Shafiq Husayn's debut solo album "Shafiq En-A-Free-Ka." The song was also the door that opened and allowed her to work with soul phenomenon Bilal. In 2009 she got the tremendous opportunity to open for Erykah Badu at the House of Blues on NYE as a featured vocalist with Shafiq's En-A-Free-Ka Ensemble.

Myla Bocage - Keys
Ben Kahn - Guitar, Vocoder
Wayne 'Doc' Matthews - Drums
Phil Sylve - Saxophone, Vocals

Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz Fusion, and Neo-Soul band from New Orleans, looking to bring Good Vibes and smiles One Note at a Time.

$10.00 - $15.00

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