Saturday, December 29, 2012

Next Collectove Cover Art Concord 02/26/13

Life is a 24/7 learning curve and I believe it was the late Coleman Hawkins that once said, "If you ain't making mistakes then you ain't trying hard enough."

Far from a "mistake" the release Next Collective CoverArt hits the street on 02/26/13 and may well be the most adventurous foray into the to world of jazz, hip-hop, funk and rhythm and blue s grooves you may have hears since possible something reminiscent of Sly and The Family Stone.

A contemporary riff is done to tunes by Bon Iver, Drake, N.E.R.D, Little Dragon and a few more surprises. The band assembled here includes rising superstars in Logan Richardson, Walter Smitth III, Matthew Stevens, Gerald Clayton, Kris Bowers, Ben Williams, Jamire Williams and trumpet phenom Christian Scott. To say I was stunned at the creativity of the finished product is an understatement. Next Collective does what happens maybe every quarter of a century when an ensemble comes along with such incredibly prolific talent they create their own unique sound.

Due to taking a brief break thanks to some unforeseen health issues, I will follow up with more details soon!

An absolute 5 star winner, save that gift card as this release will touch your soul  and set your hair on fire at the same time!

2. No Church In The Wild (Jay Z & KAYNE WEST
3. Africa (D'Angelo)
4. Fly Or Die (N.E.R.D.)
5. Oceans (Pearl Jam)
6. Refractions In The Plastic Pulse (Stereolab)
7. Marvin Room (Drake)
8. Come Smoke My Herb (MSHELL NEGEOCELLO)
9. Perth (Bon Iver)
10.Thank You (Dido)

For me the most amazing part of the release is that those that know and or follow me know and understand this is WAY outside my comfort zone. I pride myself on thinking out side the box, sometimes you need to "listen" as some some folk play outside the box and take your cerebral cortex to the next level. Amazing.