Slide Five - Rhode Trip

Few San Francisco bands have evolved like Slide Five. "We started four years ago, with the goal of combining jazz with modern technology and dance music. We were basically a straight live band playing lines over computer grooves," says guitarist John Warrin.

Moving from New York back to their native San Francisco in 1993, John and keyboard wielding brother Dave teamed up with drummer Guy Gershoni. They abandoned their samplers and sequencers in favor of a more organic approach to performance. "At the time San Francisco was really a live music scene and during our first year we played well over 200 gigs in the city alone," says John. Rhode Trip, Slide Five's debut album, documents their favorite tracks from that time, including some recorded with top London saxophone man Jacko Peake (session player for Paul Weller, Push and The Young Disciples).

1. Up & Out
2. Movin' On
3. Jacko's Call (Part 1)
4. GMF
5. Outerspace
6. By Chance
7. Fender Bender
8. Jacko's Call (Part 2)
9. Rhode Trip
10. Tribute
11. Bonus Track 01

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acidjazzy said...

HeavySoulBrutha DaveB. said...

Just discovered this place. Cool blog!! This is one of my favourite records. Really love the evolution from this to the next, more drum and bass sounding one as well.

Peace and SOUL,

trank grappa said...

never heard of most of the sound you recommend here!
tnx a lot for your effort to spread the word/music :)

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