The concept behind “Prison Break” was a quartet of musicians who worked and played together professionally on a regular basis, and to break free from playing commercial based music and play music the way they wanted to. It had to be a full blown project: write some interesting and challenging music, record it and then go out and play it to whoever wants to listen to it!
The music would be a marrying of Jazz and Funk. Take two straight ahead jazz musicians on sax and keyboards and two in the pocket funk brothers on electric bass and drums. Each musician bringing their own feel, groove and musical vocabulary to the table. The music would have a simple remit : original music with tuneful “heads” and lots of room for all to stretch out and but keep the music listenable without having to compromise.