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Tacheon Flow by The Algorithm

THE ALGORITHM

SOMEBELIEVE: Time is not imaginary but consists as particles that flow through all that is. Travel back with me.

Sizzling jazz-funk from the JunieFunk vaults. We’re rockin’ tha house with a nod to the organ led jazz and blues musings of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Booker T and Bill Doggett, seasoned with that Junie vibe.

Tacheon Flow is an instrumental track which captures a time-honored feeling of R&B and jazz fusion, releasing the tachyons, as “organic” funk flows from the past into the future. After all, if you recognize not the past… you should be fearful of the future.

Written, Produced and Performed by Junie Morrison.

released August 24, 2015
Written by W. Morrison
©2009 JunieFunk Recordings, Juni Morrison Songs (BMI)
Cover Art by Anna B. Sheriff – Ki Shomen Project
– Anna B. Sheriff

The Harder We Fight (The Sweeter The Love) Junie Morrison Remix – Susanne Alt

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From Saxify by Susanne Alt
The Harder We Fight (The Sweeter The Love)
Junie Morrison Remix

In the late summer of 2015, P-Funk sister and extremely talented saxophonist, Susanne Alt approached my studio with a request to produce a remix on one of the tracks from her new studio project, Saxify.

Both Susanne and I were in agreement that the track, The Harder We Fight (The Sweeter The Love) featuring vocals by Mavis Acquah was a good candidate for a club style remix and here is the result, released today.  Check it out on Venus Tunes!

– JM

From Saxify by Susanne Alt
The Harder We Fight (The Sweeter The Love)
Junie Morrison Remix

More on Susanne Alt at: www.susannealt.com
Get the Music:  Venus Tunes
@susannealt

mavis-acquahFeatured Vocalist Mavis Acquah
The Harder We Fight (The Sweeter The Love) Junie Morrison Remix
from 
Saxify by Susanne Alt

More on Mavis Acquah at: www.mavisacquah.com
@mavisacquah

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It’s True! Black Girls Rock. They Also Jazz…

It’s definitely true that black girls rock.  Hopefully you are aware that black girls also jazz.

Today, the spotlight is on three of the hottest, most incredibly talented lady artists in the world of professional African American Music:

Esperanza Spalding, Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.

Esperanza SpaldingESPERANZA SPALDING

Four-time Grammy Award winning recording artist,
jazz bassist, cellist, vocalist and composer.

Geri AllenGERI ALLEN

Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, music producer and an Associate Professor of Music with a master’s degree in ethnomusicology.

Terri Lyne CarringtonTERRI LYNE CARRINGTON

Grammy award winning drummer,
composer, producer and bandleader.

Y’know, rather than talk, just gonna let their performance speak for itself.

Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington
Jazz in Marciac – Unconditional Love


For more information about these awesome artists visit:
http://geriallen.com/
http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily
http://www.terrilynecarrington.com/

 

Mom, Dad, “I need…”

ripe organ

When I was coming up, my folks did what ever they could to make sure that I had the instruments that I needed.  I’m not sure how they classified “needed” but that didn’t seem to change the fact that “needed” was the operative word.  My folks’ house already had a piano that I “needed” from when I was quite small.  I’d have to say that I still don’t know how they managed to get this gigantic upright piano into the basement (my lair) but somehow they did. “Mom, dad, I need a guitar.”  Somehow, it would show up.  Blessings on them.

Having said that, one day, after listening to Booker T and the MGs on WDAO, it occurred to me that I needed an organ.

Now, I must say that I was not spoiled, nor could my folks afford something that a spoiled brat would ask for.  Somehow they believed in and trusted me when I would request something to be creative with.

Once again, shortly after my request and upon returning home from school, I discovered an organ in our living room.  Not my basement lair mind you but the living room.  ( curiously so )  Right, I thought. Now the magic can begin.  To make a short story long, I sounded a bit like Aunt B from Mayberry on that bad boy… and I knew it.

“Mom, Dad, I do not need an organ after all.”  As if the reverse of my magic words would have an effect, and on my return from school the next day, said organ had magically disappeared.  To this day I don’t know how they managed to do these things but the evidence is clear.
I secretly vowed to one day, tame that beastly organ and emerge victorious after my ghastly and costly defeat.

Just as those particles flowed from the past, gaining momentum, now in the future, I present to you: Tacheon Flow.  Hope you like!

JM


Tacheon Flow
by The Algorithm
Written, Produced and Performed
by Junie Morrison

©2009 JunieFunk Recordings, Juni Morrison Songs (BMI)

Sizzling jazz-funk from the JunieFunk vaults. We’re rockin’ tha house with a nod to the organ led jazz and blues musings of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Booker T and Bill Doggett, seasoned with that Junie vibe.

Tacheon Flow is an instrumental track which captures a time-honored feeling of R&B and jazz fusion, releasing the tachyons, as “organic” funk flows from the past into the future.  After all, if you recognize not the past… you should be fearful of the future.

Buy Tacheon Flow at The Junie PopUp Store on Bandcamp

In case you want to check out the afore mentioned organ maestros, here you go:


Jimmy Smith
 


Jack McDuff
 

Booker T 

Bill Doggett
Buy Tacheon Flow at The Junie PopUp Store on Bandcamp
Leave a comment because what you think matters to the future of the funk.

Daydreamers by The Algorithm

The Daydreamers from The Algorithm
Written Produced and Performed
by Junie Morrison

In the days before electronic downloads had reached such a frenzied state of popularity among internet users, Junie Morrison was already doing his thing; computer programming, building his online presence, developing websites, not only for himself, but also for others. He put a lot of time into creating forums to connect with his fans and making fun interactive music devices for his visitors to play with, teaching and sharing ideas, among a ton of other projects.

Meanwhile, Morrison was also making music. And, true to his nature as an innovator and creative force in the music industry, he has built an extensive and diverse catalog, having written, produced and performed projects that venture across a range of genres, including, Afrofuturist-funk tracks like, Funky Party Time, EDM in the form of Copying Atlantis, techno-funk; an early example being, Techno-Fréqs, and experimental R&B songs such as, Loving Arms, not to mention country songs like, Pretend and many more that surpass the impeccable standards of output expected from any single professional, multi-instrumentalist in the business. As such, Morrison always stays relevant, releasing many of his projects under various pseudonyms, each one crafted to suit the style being presented to his audiences.

So, this brings us to the present.

Fresh outta Junie Morrison’s vault of previously unreleased songs, all of which are jostling for position and ready to burst onto the scene, comes The Daydreamers.

Released today on Bandcamp, under the alias, The Algorithm, The Daydreamers is Morrison’s way of letting us in on the secret; that music, complete with orchestration and live vocals, is still as relevant today as it was back in 1999 when he first crafted this smooth, jazz-funk masterpiece.

The Daydreamers is an exciting listen. It’s mostly instrumental, with creamy free-flowing acoustic guitar lead lines offering a hint of latin rhythms, accompanied by atmospheric strings and clean vocals on the choruses. The exhilarating organ solo at the bridge mashes so hard it hurts, while the energetic horn section sparkles brightly, lifting your spirits to new heights.

There is no doubt that The Daydreamers by The Algorithm is a beautiful piece of music. It takes you gently by the hand and leads you through a land of yearning, love and fulfillment. It’s a romantic journey, riding on a foot-tapping groove. It doesn’t judge you, it reaches out to you, hoping to remind you that at heart, we are all daydreamers.

– Anna B. Sheriff

More from Junie Morrison:

When The City (Album) on iTunes
Stick It In (Redux) on Bandcamp
Love Has Taken Me Over (Reloaded) on Bandcamp
Don’t Fall Fast on Bandcamp