Jazz and funk meet on this cosmic LP produced by Jason McGuiness!
Empyrean Tones finds producer Jason McGuiness at his best and surrounded by musicians including Phil Ranelin (of Tribe fame), Kamasi Washington, Keyon Harrold, Tim Felton (Surefire Soul Ensemble), Seb Zillner, Randal Fisher, Mark de Clive-Lowe and more!
The role of art, at it’s most brave and brazen, has always been to provide unflinching reflections of reality. Music, the purest of all art forms, has the ability to crystallize moments and make history tangible. We’re living in the midst of current and historical pain, each new individual moment of destruction and despair opens deep wounds.
Jason McGuiness, the projects’ producer, is in the old-school tradition of producers who need not pick up an instrument. With a vision and purpose, McGuiness culled an experienced group of music makers to create something that would reflect us back to ourselves
The instruments you hear are wielded by masters who have shared their talents with the likes of D’angelo, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Aloe Blacc and more. But they’ve never done something quite like this. The magic here is in the submission of the individual in reverence of the collective.
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I heard one track and had to buy their entire collection on BandCamp.
Coordination in the face of perpetual random motion. Constructive explosions in sound. What more could you ask for from a musical ensemble..? Peter Jones
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This is exactly the kind of spiritual jazz I love: not too psychedelic but lots of melodies, grooves, percussion, sax, flute and clarinet to dream along. The overall feel is uplifting and optimistic. Exactly what we need these days. ❤️❤️❤️ Mssr Renard