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 (March 17, 2015), 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, jazz and funk influences, creating yet another visionary project to follow up his triumphant 2013 releases For The Love of Abbey (a searing solo piano opus celebrating Abbey Lincoln) and Marc Cary Focus Trio’s Four Directions (TSF France album of the year). As the original Rhodes Ahead introduced Marc Cary as one of this 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 Marc’s incredible vision, versatility and creativity.
This sampler showcases some of Cary's best work on the Rhodes piano across three different albums - his 2013 offering Four Directions (with the acclaimed Focus Trio) and his 2014 release Cosmic Indigenous, as well as the aforementioned genre-bending new release Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2!