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SLAMMIN All-Body Band CD
SLAMMIN brings down the house with lightning-fast improvisation, electrifying
harmonies, blazing percussive dance, and raucous humor. Deeply rooted in the
grooves of Jazz, Funk, R&B and World Music, the ensemble pushes a cappella music
outside the box, and over the ledge.
SLAMMIN's concerts are rowdy, funky, humorous, vibrant and fresh; the
material -- old school, contemporary, and of the moment. Much of the group's
debut CD is improvised and live, capturing that energy. The album features these
phenomenally talented vocalists playing off the other members of the band and
reacting to the smallest nuances from the audience. The rhythm section lays down
the ride, with Body Music throwing in a kinetic component unseen in a cappella
music. As with every Crosspulse recording, the inter-culturalism and soul
imbedded in the Oakland music scene is rampant. Vocals by Bryan Dyer, Zo‘
Ellis, Kenny Washington and Destani Wolf.
Beatboxing by Steve Hogan.
Body Music by Keith Terry.
Plus a special appearance by Vicki Randall (#8, Freedom Jazz Dance). CD.