New Video: “Sunburst” feat. Dr. Eddie Henderson & Sly5thAve

Jesse Fischer feat. Dr. Eddie Henderson & Sly5thAve perform “Sunburst” by Eddie Henderson, live at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY, December 2, 2013.

Dr. Eddie Henderson, trumpet
Jay Jennings, flugelhorn
Irwin Hall, flute
Sylvester Onyejiaka a/k/a Sly5thAve, tenor sax
Jesse Fischer, rhodes & moog
David Cutler, bass
Keita Ogawa, percussion
Jerome Jennings, drums

Camera: Nicole Birch and Chris Baliwas for High Breed Music
Video editing: Jesse Fischer
Audio mixing: Jesse Fischer

Video: “You’ll Know When You Get There” feat. Dr. Eddie Henderson

Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve feat. Dr. Eddie Henderson perform “You’ll Know When You Get There” by Herbie Hancock, live at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY, December 2, 2013.

Dr. Eddie Henderson, trumpet
Jay Jennings, flugelhorn
Irwin Hall, flute
Sylvester Onyejiaka a/k/a Sly5thAve, bass clarinet
Jesse Fischer, rhodes
David Cutler, bass
Keita Ogawa, percussion
Jerome Jennings, drums

Camera: Nicole Birch and Chris Baliwas for High Breed Music
Video editing: Jesse Fischer
Audio mixing: Jesse Fischer

Jesse’s Jams: Best of 2013

Here’s five of my favorite records from 2013. I’ve spent weeks and months obsessively listening to each one of these, so I know they will stand the test of time. Enjoy!

5. CHON – Newborn Sun

CHON - Newborn Sun

18 minutes of pure, unadulterated exhilaration. Imagine the twin lead guitar lines from The Beatles’ “And Your Bird Can Sing” — now raise that to the 1000th power and multiply by jazz, math-rock, prog-metal, and chip-tune influences. Guitarists Erick Hansel and Mario Camarena twist and twirl around each other in intricately arranged melodies. Each short song is a fully through-composed miniature double guitar concerto, with precise accompaniment by drummer Nathan Camarena and bassist Drew Pelisek. Breathtaking execution is balanced out by soulfulness and a cutting-edge approach to soaring, angular melodies. Plus, it fucking rocks!

4. Etienne Charles – Creole Soul

Etienne Charles - Creole SoulThis album is exactly what the title says it is — soul music that creolizes jazz and traditional Haitian and Trinidadian styles. Etienne achieves the seemingly unattainable dream of every jazzman/woman — he put out a record that’s extremely easy on the ears and fun to listen to for non-musicians, yet contains enough heavy-duty slick shit under the hood to keep the jazz folk entertained on repeated listens. Top-notch soulful playing from pianist Kris Bowers, drummer Obed Calvaire, and saxophonist Brian Hogans, and a masterful selection of originals and familiar covers carefully re-imagined by Etienne himself.

3. KNOWER – Let Go

KNOWER - Let GoThis set from the collective subconscious of drummer/producer Louis Cole and vocalist Genevieve Artadi checks all the pop music boxes for 2013: uptempo dance rhythms, big trance synths, dubstep breakdowns, sci-fi buildups, and sticky hooks. Look under the surface, though, and you’ll discover an extremely forward-leaning approach to harmony and chord voicings, and top-notch production married to Genevieve’s understated vocals. Plus, new jack swing and DX7 sounds are back!

2. Derrick Hodge – Live Today

Derrick Hodge - Live Today

This is truly the future sound of jazz. A few bass-heavy interludes notwithstanding, this is not a bass-player’s album. Derrick does here what he does best, which is compose beautiful, hymn-like melodies, get the right cats in the studio, and then get out of the way. Every bass note he chooses is perfect, and where he chooses to rest even more perfect. Collective improvisation and vibe is king here, as the album dreamily drifts from electronic fusion to spoken word to singer-songwriter to traditional gospel to simmering funk. Chris Dave and Mark Colenburg both provide a killing foil on drums, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold deserves special mention for his luscious, closely voiced horn arrangements. Adventurous mixes from Jon Smeltz complete the picture.

1. Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon

Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

Without a doubt, one of the most scintillating records I’ve heard in a long time. Laura takes her classical composition chops and applies them to her exquisitely poignant songwriting. Beautiful, haunting melodies, soaring anthems, lush orchestral instrumentation, deceptively tricky time signatures, creative vocal arrangements, and engineering and production that will knock your socks off. Imagine Mancini scoring madrigals for film, remixed by James Blake. This is what it’s all about!

New Music: Watermelon Man 2013 feat. Sly5thAve

Produced, arranged, and orchestrated by Jesse Fischer and Sly5thAve.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jesse Fischer at Electrik Indigo Studios, Brooklyn.
Artwork by Jesse Fischer.

Jesse Fischer: rhodes, keyboards, and drum programming
Sylvester Onyejiaka a/k/a Sly5thAve: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax
Irwin Hall: soprano sax
Jay Jennings: trumpet
David Cutler: bass

“Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock, appears on Takin’ Off (1962) and Head Hunters (1973).

Mon, Dec 2: Vein Melter (Herbie Hancock tribute)

Vein Melter flyer

Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve present:
VEIN MELTER

A Herbie Hancock tribute celebrating 40 years of Head Hunters.

with special guest:
EDDIE HENDERSON

Monday, December 2, 2013

Featuring:
Jesse Fischer, keys
Sylvester Onyejiaka a/k/a Sly5thAve, woodwinds
Irwin Hall, woodwinds
Jay Jennings, trumpet
David Cutler, bass
Keita Ogawa, percussion
Jerome Jennings, drums

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Brooklyn, NY 11215
R to Union St or F/G to Carroll St
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