Soulspiration

Soulspiration

Gene Moore, Chante Canne, Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy, Brikliam

Jan 27 Fri

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Greenroom at Warehouse Live

$20 GA

This event is all ages

Soulspiration
Soulspiration
Gene Moore
Gene Moore
Singer signed to Motown Gospel. Jesus lover and an overall nice dude that tries to keep it positive.
Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy
Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy
Four-time Grammy winner Shaun Martin, #1 album on iTunes Jazz Chart.

Seven years ago Shaun began a project of his own. A story of his life, a contribution to the world of music from his eyes (and ears). In demand by many, Shaun took his time with the album as the story expanded to include a wider range of experience. And so, on July 7 we present to you SEVEN SUMMERS - a big chapter in the history of the great Shaun Martin. Seven Years. Seven Summers. Seven Seven.

Seven Summers is the record that you would expect when a seasoned player with roots in several genres takes the time to let the music unfold. Shaun narrates in a very personal way as the album opens, and then takes us through a project seven years in the making. A rollicking New Orleans second line track leads off (One Big Party), and the story continues with a breezy trip through jazz in some of its glorious variations. As we reach the center, three vocal tracks show the depth of Shaun’s musical concept, composition, and arrangement. In the center of these three is the stunning Love Don’t Let Me Down, sung by Claudia Melton with emotion and elegance. Once you’ve settled in with the soulful vocals, off we go again into a moving jazz track as we lead up to the crown jewel of Seven Summers - Madiba. Complete with narrative introduction, this one takes off with a shot as Shaun leads us into a trans-global explosion of style - Driving rhythm, powerful horns, dramatic jazz with a casual touch of fusion. The record comes to the end with a nod to Hip-Hop (All In A Day’s Work) featuring Geno Young and RC Williams - a feel good track about the hustle of today’s independent musician. The album ends with Shaun’s sublime yet clear piano, and one can feel the curtain closing on an experience to remember and hold dear.

Seven Summers is an album that was clearly well thought out; a refreshing feel in today’s world of instant production. "I’d say that 7 Summers is a chronicle of growth in character and perspective. As I grew over the last seven years, I experienced so much and I wanted to translate that through the music and lyrics....” (Shaun Martin)
Venue Information:
The Greenroom at Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX, 77003