First Listen: Jesse Fischer and Jaime Woods go “Creepin’”

At one time or another, we have heard the familiar phrase: “Flip the script.” And when the opportunity arises, musicians will exercise their artistic claws by flipping already established material - stamping their personal imprint for their core fan base. Count Jesse Fischer as one of those daring artists whose ambitious vision often hits the mark.  Whether it is his Flipped project under the name Soul Cycle or Vein Melter, a re-visitation of Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters with fellow producer/multi-instrumentalist, Sly5thAvenue, Fischer’s genius orchestrations went beyond just run-of-the-mill cover versions.

At one time or another, we have heard the familiar phrase: “Flip the script.” And when the opportunity arises, musicians will exercise their artistic claws by flipping already established material - stamping their personal imprint for their core fan base. Count Jesse Fischer as one of those daring artists whose ambitious vision often hits the mark.  Whether it is his Flipped project under the name Soul Cycle or Vein Melter, a re-visitation of Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters with fellow producer/multi-instrumentalist, Sly5thAvenue, Fischer’s genius orchestrations went beyond just run-of-the-mill cover versions.

For Fischer’s latest musical wizardry of transforming old to new, First Listen proudly spotlights “Creepin’” from the upcoming Flipped II (Soul Cycle Music), a special nod to jazz and soul groundbreaking visionaries such as Hancock and Stevie Wonder.  Fischer, along with the spirited voice of Jaime Woods (who also appeared on Vein Melter) and percussionist Mino Cinelu, cover this lesser known track from Wonder’s 1974 Fulfillingness' First Finale album.  With an upbeat jazz decorated Cameroonian flavor, “Creepin'” further demonstrates Fischer’s on-point ability to preserve the original melody, yet realize with a fresh perspective.  Now, this is how you flip this music.

By Peggy Oliver

 

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