Fresh to the game, but hardly green to the rhythm, Chris Turner brings to the mic a fresh take on the most classic of soul and R&B. The track “Liquid Love” has all the sensuality for a lovers’ rock and the tempo and beats for a solid groove. This Oakland-born New Yorker may have yet to release his debut album, but the few single tracks you can find on YouTube are solid enough to guarantee you a good performance at this year’s CMJ festival.
To catch Turner, check out Brooklyn Bodega’s Official Showcase, “We Got Jazz,” featuring Chris Turner, Miles Bonny, Tiron & Ayomari, Chris Turner, Suzie Analogue, Apollo Brown, Yu and Has-Lo. Music will be provided by DJ Run P and one of my old stomping ground’s favorite hip-hop DJs, DJ Prinice Klassen out of Austin. The show takes place Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Don’t miss it.