“Symibiosis of the Jazz and Funk genres, as a wonderful and perfect addition to any of your evenings. On the road, you are walking on foot along the flooded lights of lanterns to the city, this music will work miracles, relaxing and at the same time lighting a small reactor inside you - your heart.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)
“Симбиоз жанров Jazz и Funk, как прекрасное и идеальное дополнение к любому из ваших вечеров. В дороге вы или гуляете пешком по залитым огнями фонарей городу, эта музыка будет творить чудеса, расслабляя и одновременно зажигая внутри вас маленький реактор — ваше сердце.”
Lavender Beat Collective is a worldbeat project started in Long Beach, California in 2021, and is at its essence not a band but a creative habit.
Founded by vocalist/flutist/producer Tien Nguyen (SAÍGO, Kan Wakan) and drummer/producer Max Macveety (Bunky, Shots Fired, Crown City Rockers, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), LBC is a weekly creative session designed to unite remote-recording musicians from around the world.
The mission: to create soulful, danceable compositions that combine the wisdom of the musicians' collective traditions and experiences. Every month, a new track plus remixes will be released, featuring a diverse array of global talent.
The first song to emerge from this collaborative process is "The Path", a hopeful, groovy, meditative song which draws inspiration from Afrobeat, R&B, Desert Blues, and Jazz. The song features contributors from Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States.
The lyrics are a concise mantra: "All of the good yet to come / awaits on the path you've begun. Whether you win or you lose / it's never too late or too soon".
Premiering on Sept 2nd, "The Path" features:
Max Macveety (drums),
Samson Olawale (percussion),
Cooper Appelt (bass),
Evandro Hasse (trumpet),
Nicolas James Scott (Keys),
Shea Springer (Guitar),
Tien Nguyen (vocals, flute),
Dominique Toney (vocals),
Jessica Childress (vocals).