New Velocity CD Now Available!
I am excited to announce that the new Velocity CD, “Displacement Over Time”, is now available for sale and download. We think that you are really going to enjoy the music included in the project. The music grooves and is musically adventurous. Here’s more information about the band and album.
In physics, VELOCITY is defined as being the total displacement over a period of time divided by the time. DISPLACEMENT is the distance from where you started to where you are now. TIME is the measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues.
In music, VELOCITY is a Tacoma, Washington based quartet that draws its musical lineage from a variety of musical styles ranging from jazz, funk and fusion. The music combines hard hitting grooves and hook melodies with open improvisation. Many aspects of the physics definition of velocity is constantly weaved into the energetic original compositions, written by keyboardist Peter Adams. Common time is uncommon with Velocity. Elements of rhythmic hemiola and counterpoint melodies are commonly fluctuating in conjunction with another. However the music is always grooving and is fundamentally adventurous in its displacement.
The group was originally founded by a collaboration between keyboardist Peter Adams and drummer Brian Smith, whose fluidity of polyrhythms bind the songs to the laws of physics. After a time spent writing the original material, the duo teamed up with saxophonist Cliff Colón and bassist Rob Hutchinson to form the group Velocity in 2011. Since then, Velocity has been performing throughout the Seattle/Tacoma area and recorded their debut self-titled album in 2014. They have just recorded their second album, appropriately titled “Displacement Over Time”, which will be available for sale and download in December 2015. All the tracks except for Generator (written by Rob Hutchinson) are composed by Peter Adams, with arrangements done by Peter Adams and Brian Smith.
As defined by physics, the direction of velocity is always the same as the direction of that displacement. The direction of the quartet VELOCITY mimics that of its definition. Time signatures are constantly evolving. Melodies are twisted and warped around each other. Solos are aggressive yet bind the compositions to a set of defined rules and formulas. But the musical direction is the same; hard hitting grooves of displacement over a period of time. This is the definition of the band, VELOCITY.
Peter Adams – Keyboard and Composition
Brian Smith – Drums and Composition
Cliff Colòn – Saxophone
Rob Hutchinson – Bass
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE NEW CD:
“‘Displacement Over Time’ offers a very skillful approach to modern jazz-fusion.” – Edan Kroliwecz (Earshot Jazz Magazine)
“The Tacoma, Washington-based quartet’s sounds travels crisp, tightly-woven modern jazz terrain not unlike that of pianist Chick Corea’s Elektric Band: groove-centric drums and bass, a hot saxophone not quite out front but incorporated more equally into the ensemble sound, and some fine and fancy electric keyboards giving the music a futuristic feel.” – Dan McClenaghan (AllAboutJazz.com)
“Pianist/songwriter Adams, saxophonist/co-arranger Colon, drummer/co-arranger Brian Smith, and bassist Rob Hutchinson give a group pulse to every funked-out track, as if they were on a mission to extract the full consequences of dreaming big — as both engineers and artists.” – Carol Banks Weber (AXS.com)
“The music that Velocity plays is sometimes complex but always easy on the ears. That’s why Displacement Over Time is easy to recommend if old school funk-jazz is your thing.” – S. Victor Aaron (Something Else Reviews)
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Earshot Jazz Magazine
Something Else Reviews
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