Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle

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Genre: Jazz

Official Site: http://www.jessefischer.com/

Band Bio: What did the future used to look like? The space-age exploration of the Mad Men era? The free love and flower power of the hippies? The technological utopia of the early Internet pioneers? The promise of today’s era of global interconnectedness? With each new generation of dreamers, a new future is imagined, and when the future actually arrives, it ends up both stranger and more interesting than we could have imagined.

On his new album Retro Future, Brooklyn-based keyboardist, composer, and producer Jesse Fischer weaves together many different strands of futuristic sounds from the past to create a brand new sound that is ahead of its time yet incredibly cemented in the present.

“I love the music of the late 60′s and early 70′s, but the fact of the matter is that I was born in 1980 and have been influenced by so much music and culture of the past three decades,” explains Fischer. “I wanted to make a record that goes beyond paying homage to the styles of the past, and create something new that resonates with where we are today as a society – we’re still organic beings but increasingly living in an electronic world — and at the same time give you an intimate view of what I’m going through in my life.”

Following up 2011′s independent release, Homebrew (which featured turns from Gretchen Parlato, Stefon Harris, and Sean Jones), Retro Future marks Fischer’s label debut with ObliqSound, and features his tight-knit working group Soul Cycle, consisting of alto saxophonist and flautist Brian Hogans, trumpeter and flugelhornist Jean Caze, trombonist Corey King, guitarist David Linaburg, bassist Solomon Dorsey, percussionist Shawn Banks, and drummer Gabriel Wallace. Emerging vocalists Rachel Eckroth and Chris Turner are also featured on one song each. The album includes seven originals along with compelling new takes on The 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius”, Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland”, and Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”.

By: DL Media


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