NEXT Collective's Cover Art is an ensemble recording by the next generation of jazz greats exploring their own interpretations of songs by such contemporary artists as Bon Iver, Drake, N.E.R.D, Little Dragon and more. Three singles out now: "No Church In The Wild" (Jay Z and Kanye West), "Africa" (D'Angelo), and "Oceans" (Pearl Jam) exemplify this diverse and often daring album.
The range and feel of the tunes on Cover Art speak both to the arranging talents of the members, and also to the diversity of their collective tastes. Hip-hop and punk-funk, singer-songwriter, guitar-pop, electro-R&B and alt-rock are all integrated and explored by these jazz innovators.
The ensemble is comprised of saxophoniqsts Logan Richardson and Walter Smith III, guitarist Matthew Stevens, keyboardists Gerald Clayton and Kris Bowers, bassist Ben Williams, drummer Jamire Williams, and special guest trumpeter Christian Scott (aka Christian aTunde Adjuah). NEXT Collective represents the new wave of highly skilled improvisers, melodists, and arrangers and who are closely connected as colleagues and as friends.
NEXT Collective will be performing their album release show, presented by Concord Jazz & Revive Music, at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC on Tuesday, Feb 26.
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Mark de Clive-Lowe presents NEXT Collective: The Mixtape [Download on Sendspace]
No Church In The Wild (Jay Z and Kanye West)
Twice (Little Dragon)