What they say…
“This is the best thing I have heard for ages!”
Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz Records)
Resolution 88 was started in 2012 as an original funk jazz project. Their music is based around the sound of the Fender Rhodes piano, complex changes and heavily syncopated funk / broken beats, inspired by Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters and more recent ground-breaking artists like Kaidi Tatham.
They have already released an album (Blues & Soul Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Month’ in February 2014), an EP (#8 in the Jazz Mp3 Charts on Amazon) and a limited edition vinyl 12” single featuring Kaidi Tatham’s remix of their track ‘Broken Beat’ (which was inspired by Kaidi in the first place). All three releases have received international radio play, most notably Jazz FM regularly and the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC Radio (multiple times).
They have sold out some of the most prestigious venues in London, like Ronnie Scott’s and PizzaExpress in Soho, toured in the UK supporting The Blackbyrds (Donald Byrd’s famous protégés), Medeski, Martin & Wood, Nels Cline and Snarky Puppy, but above all they have headlined at the inaugural Cambridge Jazz Festival along with special guest Dennis Rollins on trombone and they have also put on their own gig with special guest Soweto Kinch guesting as MC and on alto saxophone.
Part of the band ethos is that of high fidelity sound: all their studio releases have been mastered by Bob Power in New York (he has worked on some of the most influential R’n’B / hip hop recordings of the 20th and 21st centuries, with D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common etc). All their music has also been mixed by Dan ‘JD73’ Goldman, one of the most talented engineers in the UK.
The band has a growing and hugely engaged fanbase, that can’t wait for their second full album due in 2016.