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Chris Dave and the DRUMhedz

Very excited about seeing Chris Dave play at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in May/June. Check out this medley of hip hop grooves starting with “Find A Way” by Tribe Called Quest. Such a deep pocket. This guy has changed the way I hear and feel “groove”. For anyone interested – check out his work on the Robert Glasper Experiment’s debut album “Black Radio”. Very much looking forward to seeing this guy up close at Bennett’s Lane.
 
 

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Mike League (Snarky Puppy) – Continuum

Mike league from Snarky Puppy (NY) plays an amazing version of Jaco’s “Continuum.” All on an ash/maple P bass too. check it out.
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I recently saw Snarky Puppy perform live as part of the 2013 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. It was an amazing performance from Mike and his band, full of uptempo funk grooves. This is a clip I found on youtube of Mike playing a really soulful version of Jaco’s “Continuum”. What I like the most about this version of “Continuum” is that it doesn’t sound like a “Jaco” cover. In my opinion Jaco’s music is so unique, so original, that it is hard to play his music without sounding at least a little bit like the man himself, even if its only a pale imitation.