Ok, so It's been a while since I last share my musical treasures. This Time I'd like to induce you guys to the listening of an jazzy, fusion trio of exceptional musicians that gathered together during 3 days into a philadelphia studio (all three of them hometown) to cut the 11 tracks for The Philadelphia Experiment.
List the capital cities of jazz and one finds the usual suspects—New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago—but one city is too often forgotten: Philadelphia. Yes, the City of Brotherly Love, so often the butt of jokes and unkind (if not always inaccurate) characterizations. Say what you want about the city of Benjamin Franklin and Mayor Frank Rizzo, but anyone who knows, knows you can't say Philly doesn't smoke. Bassist Christian McBride, pianist Uri Caine and drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson also come from Philadelphia. But while the three musicians had some common history—McBride used to jam with Thompson when both were students at the Philadelphia High School of Creative and Performing Art, and he also played some of his earliest jazz gigs with Caine—that was 10 or 12 years ago at least, and these three diverse players had never played together as a trio.