The innovative Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is releasing a new album in May called Mixtape Symphony. They’ve just released a video of the first movement from the record, “Mississippi.” If it’s any sign of the rest of the album, it’s going to be a killer.
Ironically, the Fourchestra is a trio made up of Jonathan Scales on steel pans, Phill Bronson on drums and Cody Wright on bass. Wright lays down some dense chords under Scales’ virtuosic playing, then rips his own solo starting around the 3:10 mark. All the while Bronson creates the groove that bassists dream of.