Thursday 23rd March 2017,
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Down The Rhodes

DOWN THE RHODES: Lenny White

DOWN THE RHODES: Lenny White

Lenny White, another jazz fusion pioneer is true jazz legend. His work on landmark projects such as Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and Chick Corea’s Return to Forever has solidified his position as one of the greatest drummer ever. Here in this edition of DOWN THE RHODES, Lenny White discusses his experiences in early jazz fusion bands playing along [...]

January 15, 2014 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

DOWN THE RHODES: Stanley Clarke

DOWN THE RHODES: Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke is known as a jazz fusion bassist and film score composer. Stanley Clarke blazed trails and became an innovator with the double bass and electric bass. His time spent playing with Chick Corea cemented both of their places as legends of jazz fusion. For the crate diggers, you’ll probably recognize Stanley Clarke from these [...]

January 3, 2014 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

DOWN THE RHODES: QUINCY JONES

DOWN THE RHODES: QUINCY JONES

Quincy Delight Jones aka Q aka The Dude needs no introduction. His career as a composer, conductor, producer, musician spans 6 decades, many generations and several lifetimes. Q was the puppet master behind Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall and Thriller. As for Quincy Jones’ crate worthiness, for all the crate diggers and dusty fingers out there, [...]

November 9, 2013 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

INTERVIEW with GERALD McCAULEY of DOWN THE RHODES: THE FENDER RHODES STORY

INTERVIEW with GERALD McCAULEY of DOWN THE RHODES: THE FENDER RHODES STORY

A little while back someone put me up on a documentary entitled DOWN THE RHODES: THE FENDER RHODES STORY. If anyone knows me they may very well know how my interest peaks with the mention of certain people places or things. That list for me includes but is not limited to Hip-Hop, MPCs and drum machines, [...]

November 1, 2013 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

DOWN THE RHODES: LALAH HATHAWAY

DOWN THE RHODES: LALAH HATHAWAY

It’s been said that Lalah Hathaway is  the First Daughter of Soul. Her father, Donny Hathaway is one of soul music and R&Bs most prolific musicians and soul singers of all time. We can easily hear the genetic resemblance in Lalah’s voice. With her smooth, silky, warm and so controlled vocal Lalah has carved out a niche [...]

October 29, 2013 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

DOWN THE RHODES: RAMSEY LEWIS

DOWN THE RHODES: RAMSEY LEWIS

Ramsey Lewis is one of the worlds most famous jazz pianist and composers ever. Having recorded over 80 albums in his long career, Ramsey has been known to tickle the ivory, so to speak, on many a Fender Rhodes electric piano. If I may add he is probably one of the nicest and most humble [...]

October 13, 2013 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

DOWN THE RHODES: HERBIE HANCOCK

DOWN THE RHODES: HERBIE HANCOCK

The legendary Herbie Hancock, Academy Award winner for Best Original Score & 14 time Grammy Award winner, obviously needs no introduction. His years as a player of all styles has put him at the top of the lists for any and all keyboard and synth enthusiast aspiring to greatness. It’s been said that “As part of [...]

October 6, 2013 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

DOWN THE RHODES: JOE SAMPLE

DOWN THE RHODES: JOE SAMPLE

Joe Sample is another of the Fender Rhodes luminaries.  As a jazz and soul pianist Joe Sample has played with a long list of soul legends. It’s been said that “Since the early 1980s, he has enjoyed a successful solo career and has guested on many recordings by other performers and groups, including Miles Davis, [...]

September 29, 2013 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

DOWN THE RHODES: PATRICE RUSHEN

DOWN THE RHODES: PATRICE RUSHEN

Patrice Rushen is a name well known to loads of crate diggers out there. Her stellar grooves and melodies can be found on classics from hiphop artists as varied as Lil Kim, Mob Deep, Will Smith & Slum Village. Patrice Rushen is a classically trained jazz pianist with a certain affinity for the Fender Rhodes [...]

September 20, 2013 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0

DOWN THE RHODES: James Poyser

DOWN THE RHODES: James Poyser

James Poyser is known for his work with the incomparable musical family, the SoulAcquarians. The  SoulAcquarians were a collective of Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop heavy weights like Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip and Raphael Saadiq. It has been said that “The founding members of the collective — Questlove from The Roots, D’Angelo, [...]

September 11, 2013 Corry Banks Down The Rhodes, Interviews 0