Artist: Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle Title Of Album: Retro Future Year Of Release: 2012 Label: ObliqSound Country: US Genre: Nu Jazz / Funk Quality: FLAC (tracks) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 55:02 min Full Size: 367 MB
Jesse Fischer - piano, moog, rhodes, vocoder, organ; Brian Hogans - alto saxophone, flute; Jean Caze - trumpet, flugelhorn; Corey King - trombone; David Linaburg - guitar; Solomon Banks - percussion; Gabriel Wallace - drums; Rachel Eckroth - vocals (3); Chris Turner - vocals (6).
The keyboardist behind Irish-Nigerian songstress Laura Izibor, Brooklyn-based Jesse Fischer is an important new voice in jazz and soul music. Appearing with Stevie Wonder on the eve of President Obama’s inauguration, he has also toured the world with Izibor, as well as performing with legendary R&B crooner Freddie Jackson, Afro-European soulster Celia Faussart (from Les Nubians), Broadway star Elisabeth Withers, and indie soul sweetheart N’Dambi. A triple threat as a musician, engineer, and producer, Jesse self-produced and independently released four critically-acclaimed albums with his group Soul Cycle. His television credits include Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, the Mo’Nique Show, BET’s Rising Icons, Jools Holland, 90210, and One Tree Hill. Jesse’s group Soul Cycle is crafting a fresh new hybrid sound, with eclectic influences ranging from electro jazz, barbecue funk, garage rock, and psychedelic soul. With a strong emphasis on catchy, infectious grooves and memorable melodies, Jesse’s compositions easily cross boundaries between jazz, soul, and pop music, and Soul Cycle has a strong band identity remiscient of 70’s fusion groups like the Headhunters, Weather Report, and Roy Ayers’ Ubiquity. Onaje Allan Gumbs calls the collective, “talented and eclectic musicians who know how to think outside of the box.”