Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same. Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredictable energy that moves. With lyrics like "expand your mind and your heart will follow", the music of "Eclecticism" harkens back to the days when super groups hypnotized the world with bass driven ensembles and a full-bodied sound that reigned supreme. Once you listen to "Eclecticism," you will understand that fo/mo/deep plays music like it’s meant to be hot, incalculable and emotionally satisfying.
John Petric of The Other Paper (Columbus, Ohio) recently described his experience in sampling the group live as a "very good soul-funk-jazz band that had the crowd in the palm of its collective hand." Adding, "the group has managed to do something that’s actually quite difficult for local, national or international talent, and that’s to go into a studio and transfer its live charisma onto a disc: "Eclecticism."
Accomplishing the arduous task of harnessing the "live" sound in the studio can be impossible for many bands. However, it is the "Eclecticism" of the band itself that makes harnessing the fo/mo/deep groove possible. "You couldn’t have put together a more diverse group of cats. They all have something interesting to say and contribute to this music," said bassist and bandleader, Ron Holmes Jr. The collective fo/mo/deep:
Ron "FatKat" Holmes. Jr (Bass)
Kenneth "Pounce" Pouncey (Percussion)
N. Michael Goecke (Trombone)
Keith Newton (Sax, Flute)
Andre Scott (Drums)
Kevin Jones (Keys)
Sample the music:
Slap That Thang - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1ImJCqmOjQ
Mitch Betta' Have My Bunny - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQcNUfLCruQ
Hummin' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6lbVpRS1Mg
Logon on to www.fomodeep.com to sample the music and learn more about this funky jazz collective.
Witness the music movement for yourself here:
According to waycrossCM, who posted the video on YouTube.com, "This is the encore number performed by fo/mo/deep at the annual Smooth Jazz in the Park Festival in Forest Park, Ohio. fo/mo/deep was the second of three acts to take the stage on August 7, 2010."