Javier Santiago - Piano, Fender Rhodes, Synths, Trumpet on track 3, Vocals on track 1, 4, 6
Corey Fonville - Drums
Zach Brown - Upright Bass on tracks 4, 6 and Electric Bass on tracks 2, 3 ,7
Nir Felder - Electric Guitar on tracks 3, 4, 5, 6
Dayna Stephens - Tenor Sax on track 4 and EWI on tracks 3, 6
Ben Flocks - Tenor Sax on tracks 1, 3, 4 and Soprano Sax on tracks 1, 2, 7
John Raymond - Flugelhorn on track 5
Nicholas Payton - Trumpet on track 8
Omar AbdulKarim - Trumpet on track 4
J. Hoard - Vocals on track 1
Proper-T - Vocals on track 1, 2, 7
Adrian Suarez - Percussion on track 6
All songs composed by Javier Santiago except #1 written by Javier Santiago and J. Hoard
Recorded September 2016 at Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, CA)
Produced by Javier Santiago
Co-Produced by Zach Brown
Engineered by Adam Muñoz at Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, CA)
Additional Recording and Editing by Medium Zach at Woodgrain (Minneapolis, MN) & Zach Brown at The End (Brooklyn, NY)
Mixed by Adrian Suarez
Mastered by Huntley Miller at HM Mastering (Minneapolis, MN)
Yes indeed; New Orleans finest on top form!
Ever since Mr.Scott made such an impact with Marcus Miller's 'Tutu Revisited' project he has been on my radar. 'Christian a Tunde Adjuah' was a fine album but this is spectacular with Congo Square at its heart,I think...it has so many ideas and references that it is unclassifiable other than essential.
Miles Davis used to append the monogram 'New Directions In Music' to his Columbia albums...the same applies here.
The funk on this record gave me a bit of nostalgia for the band Lettuce, but with a harder jazz slant. Interwoven with soul and rnb. It's a real epic of an album. Featuring some tremendous musicians. Highly recommended, looking forward to what comes next. Mohan Thomas