Tony Joseph, creator of the hugely successful Unwrapped series on Hidden Beach Records released July 27th a new project - this time on Peak Records - called The House Of Urban Grooves featuring original compositions still retaining the "Unwrapped" style fusing elements of hip-hop, jazz and urban soul.
Tony told me that due to his work as a producer with rap artists it was a natural extension for him to build on that work by adding contemporary jazz artists to recapture the "Unwrapped" spirit. He did the record at his house inviting artists like keyboardist Patrice Rushen, violinist Karen Biggs, former Blackbyrds keyboardist Kevin Toney and many others to the sessions. The result is a creation that digs deep into street rhythms, free-form inspirations and futuristic sound melodies that make for a refreshing listening experience.
If you liked the "Unwrapped" series then The House of Urban Grooves is a must-have for your collection.