Band of the Day

2015.03.24

Marc Cary

Electro-acoustic keyboard wizard who fuses drum n’ bass, jazz and funk
Could have been the way we approached it. Like generals, ordering electricity through impulses.
lyrics from The Alchemist's Notes

Electro-Acoustic keyboard wizard Marc Cary (#1 Rising Keyboardist in DownBeat’s 2014 Critics Poll) celebrates his 20th anniversary as a recording artist with Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2, a powerhouse follow-up to his seminal 1999 release Rhodes Ahead Vol. 1.

Keeping the original heavyweight trio of Cary, Terreon Gully and Tarus Mateen intact, Cary’s fierce new project puts the iconic Fender Rhodes sound front and center, fusing drum n’ bass, electronic music, acoustic jazz and funk influences, creating yet another visionary project to follow up his triumphant 2013 releases For The Love of Abbey and Four Directions.

As the original Rhodes Ahead introduced Marc Cary as one of his generation's greatest innovators, heralding the electro-acoustic jazz sound that became prevalent in the 2000’s, Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 is a testament to Cary’s prolific and forward-thinking vision, versatility and creativity.