SEEKINGLead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.
Two projects: One a pop project, about to release an original protest song/video about police violence against people of color. very pro production at Laughing Tiger studio in San Rafael. Big picture this could be a festival project, covering, for example, Springsteen's American Skin/41 shots. Need bassist and 2nd guitar, possibly a drummer because I'm the lead male vocal. We have a great female vocalist and guitarist.
Project #2: Instrumental, featuring me as drummer. I call it Neo-Fusion, because the influences are so diverse, from rock to jazz to reggae to salsa. Musicians need to have jazz level chops, and familiarity with a wide range of styles, also be able to read rhythmic notation. I have about 8 originals, and also do interpretations of Hendrix tunes, like Third Stone. One of my influences is math-rock, for want of a better descriptive term. I like to do some Zappa-esque rhythmically complex stuff in certain sections of tunes, and if you don't know how to subdivide and can't read, it will be too big of a challenge. Like in the middle of Third Stone, we might do an up tempo salsa groove in 2/4, take 4 bars and have bass and drums break it into a pattern of 3/4, 3/4, 2/4. Then we might do Jeff Beck's Freeway Jam, and have an extended reggae section in the middle, followed by a crazy 6/8 feel over double base 8th note triplets. Can you dig that?
- Screen name:
- Knabokov Collective
- Member since:
- Dec 04 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
Coltrane/Elvin Jones; Tony Williams/Miles. Hendrix,. Jeff Beck, Bob Marley, The Police, Latin jazz people like Michele Camillo, Dave Weckel, Steve Gadd. Oz Noy, Scott Henderson
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
I have a studio in Terra Linda?San Rafael, right off the 101 Freeway, mainly rehearse on Sat but there is some flexibility.
Drone Fever Genre: Jazz
This is a composition that has a bass guitar part written out in easy to read music notation. Seeking bassists who read and can adapt and thrive in a technically challenging environment. I have 7 or 8 jazz originals that incporate funk, rock, Latin and reggae rhythms.
Baltimore City/Let the People Go
Baltimore City/Let the People Go Genre: Rock
This is an original anti-police brutality song, and the video is being completed as we speak. The makeup of the band fluctuates, depending upon who is available. At different times we may need bass, drums and guitar. let me know if you are available for gigs. I wrote, co-produced, sang and played drums on this track.
Led Boots Track number: 1 Year: 2018 Album: From Jeff Beck Wired Genre: Progressive
This is a cover version - I am on drums
Oligarch Salsa Track number: 1 Year: 2018 Album: Knabokov Salsa Fusion Groove Genre: Latin
I wrote this bass track, and then had a Brazilian bassist record it at speed, over a drum machine. I'm looking for a bass player who can play this precisely - they we will record and gig