John Beasley Music
Los Angeles / New York City, NY
Date and Time
Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 8:00pm
JAZZ BAKERY PRESENTS:
3 Brave Souls
Darryl Jones, John Beasley, Ronald Bruner Jr., featuring Dwight Trible + Nayanna Holley (vocals)
CD Launch Concert
“ass-wiggling funk/jazz” Something Else!
“3 Brave Souls create a groove so deep you could fall right in.” – Urban Flux
On a break from the Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary tour, Darryl Jones launches his personal project, 3 Brave Souls, an album made with fellow Miles Davis alumni John Beasley and Ndugu Chancler. The album blends contagious, penetrating funk grooves and a dash of honey-dew sounds of southern soul with classic jazz flavorings.
The CD launch concert features drummer Ronald Bruner Jr., who just recorded with Prince, singer Nayanna Holley (Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah, Johnny Hallyday), and vocal improviser Dwight Trible.
“Eclectic brand of funk…danceable music…songs with hypnotic grooves, a soulful stew or a silky ballad. Seldom a dull moment.” - Jazz Times
Groove-meister of the highest order bassist Darryl Jones has been omnipresence in high-profile pop, rock & jazz gigs, including with the Rolling Stones since 1993, 5 years with Miles Davis, and time with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Sting, Eric Clapton and Peter Gabriel. This personal project 3 Brave Souls feature Jones’ compositions and his husky vocals.
Grammy-nominee John Beasley started his music career touring with Freddie Hubbard for 8 years and with his garage band (Vinnie Colauita+John Patituci). At 28, Miles Davis took him on tour. Beasley went on to perform and record with Steely Dan (MD), Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Chaka Khan, Queen Latifah (MD), and James Brown’s final LA concert, to list a few. Beasley composed five songs, two with soul songstress Sy Smith.
By 30, Ronald Bruner Jr. raked up a credit list to dream of, having performed with jazz icons Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, a regular member of Kenny Garrett band, Roy Hargrove, and Marcus Miller, to name a few. Last week, Prince called him to record on new work.
At 23, Nayanna Holley kicked off her career with Queen Latifah and has since sang with The Roots, Sheryl Crow, Justin Timberlake, and The Rickey Minor Band. Vocalist Dwight Trible was part of the Pharoah Sanders Quartet.
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRBFQA-5MdE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c9IwDL1Lhc
Jazz Inside magazine, TOP CDs of 2012