MP3 Green Light - JAZZ: Jazz Fusion
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JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, ROCK: Funk Rock
The first CD from the trio Green Light is a pristine live recording in front of an electrified crowd. The tracks consist of down & dirty funk jams, extended improvisations, and psychedelic soundscapes. Green Light has been described as Radiohead meets Herbie Hancocks Headhunter''s or John Scofield meets Pink Floyd.
Here is what the critics are saying about Green Light---
Green Light has created a trademark sound that serves as a root to their music. From there, the musicianship shines far and wide, and the compositions grow perpetually and completely without a net.
- Jamie Lee, Hittin'' the Note Magazine
A trio creating quite an eclectic sound of instrumental jazz/fusion with splashes of rock. If Green Light’s agenda is to create a mood filled spacey aura, they succeed quite smashingly.
- Samir Shukla, Creative Loafing - Charlotte, NC
I’m hearing the slow wah-wah jams of Hendrix, dressed up in the tones of The Meters, or the looseness of John Coltrane, tied up by the precision of Carlos Santana. All you music scholars, funk fans, guitar gods and gearheads, get your act together and hear some music you’ll appreciate.
- Ben Brown, Encore - Wilmington, NC
Instrumental trio Green Light draws from their many influences to be a raw, soulful band. Having performed with such musicians as John Scofield, The Charlie Hunter Quartet, and Robert Walters’ 20th Congress, the Charlotte, NC-based group brings blues, rock, and funk together. There are (jam oriented) African, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Cuban musical elements and should be enjoyed by those who are looking for an original fusion combo.
- Chase Farmer, Oxford Town - Oxford, MS
Finally, there’s music that exists solely to create a mood… Green Light is poised on the edge of a fruitful career as respected jazz musicians.
- Christina Mitchell, Charleston Post & Courier - Charleston, SC
Excellent jazz fusion group that pushes themselves, rather than falling back on tired cliches. This three-piece instrumental trio from North Carolina provides a wonderful break from the shot-out funkety funk that passes for jazz fusion around these parts… There is a hard driving energy that courses through their extended workouts and improvisational experiments.
- Jim Reed, Connect Savannah - Savannah, GA
Combining dexterous playing and a real ensemble feel for jazz, funk, rock and world music, no words are necessary when the band tries to convey a message to its audience… Green Light is one of those rare bands that make strong, melodic instrumental music that is also good for dancing. All three musicians are expert instrumentalists but never let their own solos get in the way of the overall composition.
- Jeff Eason, The Mountain Times - Boone, NC
Very, very melodic, the jams are eccentric in a good, mellow, fascinating way that captivates you and almost holds you in the music, not letting you turn it off or down. Music lovers beware… you may have just found your new favorite band.
- Chase Litherland, https://www.tradebit.com
These guys should be huge. They are a modern day Band of Gypsies.
- Live Music Archive
If you’ve been craving music that’s creative, innovative and influenced by Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley, then welcome to the ingenious world of Green Light.
- Rob Young, Abstract Groove
From rock fans to jazz fans, everyone walks away happy. If cool Reggae or hot funk is the prescribed remedy for what ails you, Green Light is just what the doctor ordered… It would behoove the true believers of modern jazz to lend a lucid ear to the genius that is Green Light.
- Timothy G. Beeman II, ESP Magazine - Winston Salem, NC
In the tradition of such acclaimed outfits as Medeski, Martin & Wood and the Charlie Hunter Quartet, Charlotte-based fusion trio Green Light delivers a jam oriented mix full of everything from rock and funk to jazz and world music. Green Light continues to establish a reputation as one of the region’s finest fusion combos.
- Dan Armonaitis, Metrobeat - Greenville, SC
Green Light unites classically trained musicians with eclectic musical influences from Pink Floyd to the Shona of Zimbabwe. Bringing just enough funk and world beats to keep the audience involved, Green Light''s tightly constructed jazz won''t leave you lost in space.
- Columbia Free Times
The expressive guitar/bass/drums trio Green Light draws heavily from many styles of sound to create their own propulsive, psyco-cosmic blend of instrumental madness. Foreboding, yet funky, Green Light gives the go-ahead for danceable jazz/funk/fusion with it''s first proper CD, My Experiments With Groove.
- Homegrown Music Network
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