4/17: Mo Egeston All-Stars: What is Progressive Soul? Featuring Coco Soul & Mario Pascal
6pm show, $10
Mo Egeston All-Stars: What is Progressive Soul?
Featuring Coco Soul & Mario Pascal
Taking inspiration from a variety of sources Mo E All-Stars have created a unique sound around the originals, reworks and arrangements of pianist Mo Egeston. Since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic crew Urban Jazz Naturals Egeston's original music has featured influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk and all things electronic including deep house and drum and bass. Essentially taking familiar dance and lounge sounds and using them a vehicle for organic grooves.
He's also known for reimagining soul standards, taking full advantage of the like-minded groove sensibilities of core members Grover Stewart Jr. and Duane "Jingo" Williams. Basically if Mo can write the groove in the studio Grover and Jingo can play it live, which gives Mo a whole lot of creative freedom.
For this special Kranzberg Arts Center set the All-Stars will be joined by longtime friends and collaborators Coco Soul and Mario Pascal, artists who share the crew's open minded approach to music.
The concert will feature reworks of music by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Raul Midon, Lanu, Roberta Flack, Donnie Hathaway, Herbie Hanocock and more along with original music by CocoSoul, Mario Pascal and Maurice Mo Egeston.