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Above/Below EP

by OSnapple on June 25, 2010

So im sure everyone has heard the expression “Less is more” Well it couldn’t have been more true with the last e-mail I got.  Here is a copy of it:

Message body:
EP is here:
http://www.zshare.net/download/75117806bf5981a9/

4 tracks, 8 piece band
alto & baritone sax, trumpet, trombone, drums, bass, guitar and emcee.

hip hop / jazz fusion.

As you can probably see the link is busted so I shot him back an e-mail let him know i was intrigued and would like to know if he had a working download link.  Well what I got back was pure awesomeness.

Above_Below

Above/Below is a hip hop/jazz fusion band based in the burgeoning artistic community of New London, Connecticut. So named due to their practice space on Green Street in New London being directly above what was the art studio/gallery 140 Below (currently [Aticc] boutique). A/B comprises an array of music styles: modern jazz, rap, ska, progressive rock, and electronica to name a few. As like attracts like, this collected group of musicians have created fertile ground for the collaborative exploration of musical ideas that draw from their many and varied influences. The result is, by nature, a hybrid yet something fresh. From either end of the genre spectrum their music is somewhere in the middle of everything – in between left and right; inside and out; above and below.

I’m personally a big fan of Jazz so anything that can incorporate live instruments as well as an Emcee really catches my attention.

You can download their Full EP HERE or check out the tracks below.

Hip Hop Jazz

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