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Free Form Funk Freqs: Urban Mythology Volume One

Read "Urban Mythology Volume One" reviewed by James Taylor


Guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and drummer G. Calvin Weston give the power trio new meaning with Urban Mythology Volume One. Released under the moniker the Free Form Funk Freqs, the album is less jazz and more improvisational rock, powered by Weston's double bass drum and heavy crash, hard rock approach and Reid's space-bending, delay-loving fretwork.

The awesome impact of the trio is also shaped by Tacuma's ability to take a repetitive funk form and keep it ...

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Free Form Funky Freqs: Urban Mythology: Volume One

Read "Urban Mythology: Volume One" reviewed by Troy Collins


Guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and drummer G. Calvin Weston are Free Form Funky Freqs. Their debut, Urban Mythology: Volume One, is an impromptu session unveiling new possibilities in the no-mans-land between improvisation and popular music. With diverse jazz and rock backgrounds, the trio uses their collective experience to add their own spin to the dreaded “f" word--fusion.

Vernon Reid's recent forays with DJ Logic as the Yohimbe Brothers, and a continuing role as producer/side-man to James ...

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Free Form Funky Freqs: Urban Mythology: Volume One

Read "Urban Mythology: Volume One" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Your patience will be tested. You heard me: the ability to sit through the entire 58 minutes of Urban Mythology: Volume One at high volume is an act of perseverance. The power trio known as Free Form Funky Freqs brings on the noise with such intensity that it is best served in small bites (but at high volume, of course.)

FFFF--the group better known in its individual identities as guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and drummer G. ...


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