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NYC: Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle – Retro Future Album Release Party at BAM
10/27/2012 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
Soul Cycle Music and Revive Music Present: Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle – Retro Future Album Release Party
“Many musicians struggle with pushing boundaries and looking ahead while honoring the past. But for electric pianist Jesse Fischer and his project Soul Cycle, that has never been an issue.”
— Shannon Effinger, downbeat.com
On his new album Retro Future, Brooklyn-based keyboardist, composer, and producer Jesse Fischer weaves together many different strands of futuristic sounds from the past to create a brand new sound that is ahead of its time yet incredibly cemented in the present. The ambitious project ties together jazz, electronic, soul, classical, psychedelia, and world music.
Following up 2011?s independent release, Homebrew (which featured turns from Gretchen Parlato,Stefon Harris, and Sean Jones), Retro Future marks Fischer’s label debut with ObliqSound, and features his tight-knit working group Soul Cycle. Emerging vocalists Rachel Eckroth and Chris Turnerare also featured on one song each. The album includes seven originals along with compelling new takes on The 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius”, Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland”, and Fleetwood Mac’s“Landslide”.
A triple-threat as a self-taught musician, engineer, and producer, Fischer has performed, engineered, or produced for Stevie Wonder, Freddie Jackson, Black Moon, N’Dambi, Laura Izibor, Ryan Shaw,Lakecia Benjamin, and Koko Jones. He recently engineered and produced Grammy-award winningLaura Izibor’s latest EP, “The Brooklyn Sessions, Vol. 1“, which is currently available on Atlantic Records.
PREVIEW RETRO FUTURE HERE
“MOON SHIP” VIDEO HERE
Jesse Fischer, piano, keys
Jean Caze, trumpet
David Linaburg, guitar
Solomon Dorsey, bass
Adam Jackson, drums
Special Guest Rachel Eckroth, vocals