@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
5 July 2015
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Brooklyn-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live musician
Taylor McFerrin released his first full length LP, “Early
Riser,” in June 2014 on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder record
label. McFerrin’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.
McFerrin’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.