Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, Damu The Fudgemunk, Ocean Bridges
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2021 05 14

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    A1 Valuable Lesson

    A2 Learning To Breathe

    A3 Professor Shepp's Agenda 1

    A4 Tulips

    A5 Professor Shepp's Agenda 2

    B6 Aperture

    B7 Professor Shepp's Agenda 3

    C8 Moving Maps

    C9 Professor Shepp's Agenda 4

    C10 Sugar Coat It

    C11 Professor Shepp's Agenda 5

    D12 2 Hour Parking

    D13 Professor Shepp's Agenda 6

    D14 Searching Souls

    D15 Professor Shepp's Agenda 7


    Groundbreaking studio session recorded with a 7 piece live band. 

    Pressed on 2LP vinyl with OBI Strip and full color insert with lyrics.

    The album is our first "Jazz" project. It is called "Ocean Bridges" and is a full length collaboration with the legendary Archie Shepp. Raw Poetic is the sole vocalist over improv recording sessions of live musicians that he produced via having access to the masters and co-director of the recording date. It is very much an organic collaboration where we had contributors of different and overlapping musical sensibilities in one space. The results were documented live in the recordings. Damu the Fudgemunk says "It is an honor to work with Mr. Archie Shepp. We will cherish the memories for the rest of lives. I hope that these mixes translates the energy that took place in the studio to listeners of these works. The album has a "one of a kind" feel to it in my opinion. Hip Hop and Jazz have crossed paths for decades, but this album was created without any labels or direction therefore the finished product sounds like a very natural and unforced conversation of numerous ideas that transcend a genre. But, I'd say it's in the vein of Miles Davis' "electric period" meets Fela Kuti with a few "straight ahead jazz" concepts if I had to think of something similar".

    All songs written & performed by:

    Archie Shepp: Tenor and Soprano Sax, Wurlitzer Electric Piano

    Raw Poetic (Jason Moore): Vocals/Raps/Lyrics

    Earl "Damu the Fudgemunk" Davis: Drums, Vibraphone, Backing Vocals, Turntable Scratching, Mixing/ Production

    Pat Fritz: Guitar

    Aaron Gause: Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Synthesizer

    Luke Stewart: Acoustic and Electric bass

    Jamal Moore: Tenor sax, Percussion

    Bashi Rose: Drums, Percussion

    Except: track 12 written by Pat Fritz and Jason Moore and tracks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 written by Archie Shepp

    All Tracks Produced and Arranged by Raw Poetic

    Executive Album Production, Sequencing and Mastering by Damu the Fudgemunk

    Recorded by Sean Russel (Recording Engineer at Blue Room Music Studios Herndon, VA), Earl Davis (NW, DC) and Jason Moore (Arlington, VA)

    Mixed by Earl Davis and Jason Moore

    Art & Design by Joe Buck

    Thanks to: DJ Jahsonic, Kokayi, Eaton Hotel, Derrick, Justin, Pat, Mama Moore, Jnota, Mr. & Mrs. Shepp, Omrao, All guest musicians, Our families and Friends, Conrad at Blue Room Music Studio