Listen: Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve – Vein Melter EP

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Acclaimed New York music makers, Jesse Fischer and Sly5thAve, join forces on “Vein Melter”. The EP pays homage to Herbie Hancock’s seminal jazz funk album ‘Head Hunters’, the talented duo keep the spirit of the originals and reframe them for the dance music fans of today.

The original Head Hunters LP was one of those records that made me want to push further”, says Sly; “It came at a time when I was first discovering the world of improvised music and really got me excited about the different possibilities. It was in that spirit we re-imagined these songs in a more modern day context.”

Jesse elaborates on their seemingly bold decision to take on this classic work in their own style: “What really made Head Hunters special is that it represented a conscious decision for Herbie and the band to create music that was relevant to what regular people were listening and dancing to in 1973 (not just jazz critics or other musicians). So even though it may have been meaningful for us to cover those songs in an “authentic” way, I think it’s more truly authentic for us to re-create the tunes in a way that reaches people today, in 2015.”

Strongly suggest you give it a listen and support two of the best in their field working in contemporary music today.

Grab the limited (300) edition 12” vinyl and download release by Tru Thoughts.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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