A modern soul-jazz group intent on creating new musical perspectives merging live musicians and modern production techniques to make visceral and lasting music.
sounds like an unusual approach to music, one might comment. It is, but
the sound has been forged by the unusual character and experience of the
The group Abstract Truth beginnings were at the Copacabana Club in New York City where the leader and founder of the group, Dana Vlcek, hosted a weekly live jam session with DJ Swingsett. From there the group of musicians played on a weekly basis at Giant Step, and performed at many of the current live venues in New York including The Knitting Factory, SOB's, Wetlands, the Cooler, and Nells. The addition of vocalist Monique Bingham during their first recording sessions completed the group's sound.
Abstract Truth released itÝs debut EP "Get Another Plan" in the summer of Ý96 on Francois Kevorkian's Streetwave music. The title track was licensed to Mercury UKÝs Talkin Loud label shortly thereafter, and became a club anthem in the UK during the summer.The track was also included on the Pottery BarnÝs recent release "Acid Jazz" . The song "Like Water" has been released as part of the " Trippin on Rhythms" compilation which includes the Brand New Heavies, Roy Ayers and Ronny Jordan.
The follow-up single "A Thing" was released on March 5th of this year on Streetwave, and has been receiving glowing reviews and is already receiving commercial radio rotation across the nation.
band was sighted as one of the 100 things to watch in 1998 by URB magazine...
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