The rhythm section is really letting those drums have it! I love this album’s execution and tight performances. I’m not surprised to see Kamasi Washington on here because this seems to carry the same spirit, but I like this execution much more.
Favorite track: Shrill Tones.
This is the conscious funk fusion jazz album that everyone has to own. You’re going to get a shot of the heart of Roy Ayers swirled with the greatest working musicians in the world right now and so much more intergalactic explosive music that your soul will thank you! Get it!
Favorite track: Weedie B. Good.
Ghost-Note’s sound has evolved to a state that can best be described as ‘conscious funk’ – an elaborate and sonically powerful surge of the tremendous talents that each of the players provides, with the bandleaders leaning back and letting the band go. The core lineup is a rotating cast of serious cats - all stretching to meet the expanding nature of the band.
Robert Sput Searight - drums, rhodes, organ, & auxiliary keys
Nate Werth - all percussion
Anthony “AJ” Brown - bass guitar & key bass
Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II - bari sax, tenor sax, & flute
Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr.- bass guitar, guitar, and baritone guitar
Jonathan Mones - alto sax & flute
Michael Jelani Brooks - tenor sax & flute (A2 & A6)
Xavier Taplin - auxiliary keys & vocals (A4, B2, B3, & B9)
released April 20, 2018
Nigel Hall - clavinet, moog, rhodes, prophet, arp odyssey, & organ (tracks A2, A3, A5, A7, & B8)
Bobby Ray Sparks- moog & clavinet (track A3)
Phil Lassiter - trumpet (track A4)
Karl Denson - flute (track A5)
Weedie Braimah - djembe, congas, dununs, & vocals (track A5)
Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer- guitar (track A7)
So So Topic - vocals (track A8)
Kamasi Washington - tenor sax (track B3)
Justin Stanton - prophet 6 (track A9)
Prudence TheAuset Sneed - vocals (track B3)
Rico Sisney - vocals (track B4)
Ernie G - turntables/samples (track B6)
Elise Testone - vocals (track B7)
Alvin Ford Jr.- drums (tracks A7, A9, & B9)
Michael Palma - rhodes, moog, clavinet, & prophet (tracks A5, A6, A8, A9, B1, B4, B6, B7, & B9)
Nick “Galaxe” Werth - xylosynth (tracks A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, B1, B2, B7, B8, & B9)
Bob Lanzetti - guitar (track A1)
Ben Burget - flute & soprano sax (tracks A4 & B7)
Chris Payton - guitar (track A7)
Donny Domino - vocals (track A8)
Mark Lettier i- guitar (track A9)
Raja Kassis - guitar (track B3)
Jay Jennings - commentary
Grammy Award winning artists Robert "Sput" Searight and Nate Werth take drums and percussion out of the shadows and into the
spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note.
World renown for their rhythmic communication with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their rhythmical voice into percussive melodies, through innovative grooves and captivating artistry....more
Theo's vocals are really showcased here. He's got a wide range that the band has done a great job of utilizing in the past, but not like this. Darwin Derby is one of my all-time favorite jams! teqtommy