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Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve Release "Vein Melter", Mike Clark Talks The Headhunters
Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve Release "Vein Melter", Mike Clark Talks The Headhunters


Enjoy contemporary arrangements of Herbie Hancock's and The Headhunters by Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve along with thoughts from an innovators of classic Jazz fusion who inspired the duo's exciting project. One era of groundbreaking musical innovation gives way to another as drummer Mike Clark reflects on how the Funk was twisted in the 70's, paving the way for Jesse & Sly to captivate our imagination and make us dance to the retro-futuristic sound of "Vein Melter".

The “Vein Melter” EP sees two acclaimed New York music makers, Jesse Fischer and Sly5thAve,joining forces to cover four tracks from Herbie Hancock’s seminal jazz funkalbum ‘Head Hunters’, paying homage to the contemporary, crowd-pleasing spirit of the originals and reframing these incredible pieces for the dance music fans of today. Snapped up for a limited (300) edition 12” vinyl and download release by Tru Thoughts, “Vein Melter” has already gained a strong seal of approval on both sides of the Atlantic, with early support from Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music) as well as KCRW’s Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez, to add to worldwide blog buzz.

Jazz school alumnus Sly5thAve, whose prowess as a horn player and arranger has seen him tour with artists including Prince, Taylor Swift and Quantic, released his acclaimed debut album ‘Akuma’ last year and also leads his own live band The ClubCasa Chamber Orchestra. Multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer and computer science boffin Jesse Fischer has made a name for himself via production for artists across the jazz, hip hop and singer-songwriter scenes, as well as his own album projects and tours with pop artists including Laura Izibor, Ryan Shaw and Freddie Jackson.


Headhunters drummer Mike Clark interviews with Jake Feinberg in 2012

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