Wednesday, December 24, 2008

greyboy allstars - what happened to television?

band: the greyboy allstars
album: what happened to television?
genre: funk, jazz
country: us
year: 2007

The Greyboy Allstars (GBA) are a San Diego funk and jazz group created in the early 1990s. The group began as collaboration of DJ Greyboy (turntable) with Karl Denson (saxophone, flute) during weekly shows at the Green Circle Bar in San Diego and on the DJ Greyboy albums Home Cooking and Freestylin’. Together they gradually gathered musicians co-founding a house band including Robert Walter (keyboards), Chris Stillwell (bass), Elgin Park (also known as Mike Andrews) (guitar), and Zak Najor (drums). The Greyboy Allstars were a major part of the mid-90s acid jazz movement and a catalyst for renewed interest in late 60s/early 70s soul jazz. Denson has described the Greyboy Allstars as a boogaloo band, a distinction which has set them apart from other contemporary soul jazz/acid jazz combos.

i've been listening to this album pretty regularly for the last year. i don't know a lot about the genre they fall into, but this is a solid, super entertaining album you should check out

i'll send YOUR space!!

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