Jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and Raw Poetic are collaborating with DJ Damu The Fudgemunk on the album Ocean Bridges which will be released on May 22nd on Redefinition Records.
The legendary free jazz saxophonist has been receiving projects from his nephew Jason Moore, aka Raw Poetic, for years. He recently agreed to work with the latter and Damu The Fudgemunk on the album Ocean Bridges which will reconnect their generations in a unique blend of jazz and hip hop. For Redefinition Records, this is their first “jazz” project and says, “It is very much an organic collaboration where we had contributors of different and overlapping musical sensibilities in one space. The results were documented live in the recordings“.
The Ocean Bridges album is an improvisational project without any direction with talented musicians including Luke Stewart of Irreversible Entanglements. For Raw Poetic this album has strengthened his family ties: “I began writing down the parts in my head that could tell a story, a black American story that would expand across the ages, a story from my grandfather to my uncle, from my mother to me. We bridged the gaps of time, culture and struggle and made an album I always dreamt of. Ocean Bridges“.
Ocean Bridges by Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic and Damu The Fudgemunk will be released by Redefinition Records on May 22nd 2020.