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WBGO Video Premiere: Kneebody's "Uprising"

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Monday February 20, 2017

From WBGO

Take Five: Kneebody, Dexter Gordon, Lage & Eldridge, Nicole Mitchell, JALC Orchestra
By: Nate Chinen

Everything about “Uprising,” the current single by Kneebody, is true to form. Start with the rugged yet even-keel rhythmic motor, courtesy of drummer Nate Wood and electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar. Then there’s Adam Benjamin, on Fender Rhodes piano and effects, generating cooled-out atmosphere and striated texture. Finally: Shane Endsley, on trumpet, and Ben Wendel, on tenor saxophone, blending in a tight, post-boppish coil. The cohesion among these broadminded musicians, honed over a dozen years as a band, is the chief takeaway from this exclusive video clip, filmed in a studio in Brooklyn. (“Uprising” appears on Anti-Hero, which the band will release on Motéma on March 3.)

To watch the video click here