Soulive - Cannonball




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Soulive is a 3 piece jazz/funk band founded by brothers Alan and Neal Evans and guitarist Eric Krasno. During their career they have used several horn sections (Fred Wesley from James Brown's band the JB's has even done arranging on their 2000 release Doin' Something).

They band has worked with an wide variety of artists like Dave Matthews, Chaka Khan, Ivan Neville, Robert Randolph and Talib Kweli.

They are all about danceable, organ-driven instrumental groove-jazz. They fuse the soul-jazz of the past with a modern hip-hop feel. Krasno's guitar work is reminiscent of Grant Green and their rhythms have the influence of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Sly Stone.

Cannonball is from their Blue Note release Doin' Something.

3 comments:

Anonymous | June 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Great arrangement with extreme funk and swing elements.

Anonymous | June 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Love it...

Anonymous | June 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Hey EV, I had no idea you were a fan! These guys are great!! I definitely prefer them without the vocals, such as you've presented here. Seem 'em live? They're awesome!
~btj

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