First Listen: Robert Harper is "All About That Funk"

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(November 21, 2020) Bassist Robert Harper grew up in quite a creative environment. His upbringing in Carson, Calif. allowed him to cross paths with artists like Chuckii Booker and Wilton Felder, Jr., the son of founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, Wilton Felder, Sr. Harper also worked with legendary bassist Louis Johnson. So Harper’s life and career means that he is musically conversant in genres ranging from New Jack Swing, to jazz fusion to funk.

(November 21, 2020) Bassist Robert Harper grew up in quite a creative environment. His upbringing in Carson, Calif. allowed him to cross paths with artists like Chuckii Booker and Wilton Felder, Jr., the son of founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, Wilton Felder, Sr. Harper also worked with legendary bassist Louis Johnson. So Harper’s life and career means that he is musically conversant in genres ranging from New Jack Swing, to jazz fusion to funk.

Robert speaks the language of funk on his latest single, the appropriately titled “All About That Funk.” The cut is a gleeful throwback to the wide open bass and brass funk of the 1970s. The largely instrumental track features spacey keyboards, tight harmonized horn play as well as jazzy improvisation on the saxophone. Then, there is Harper’s thumb work on the bass. This is a fun and funky track that will have an air of familiarity to anyone who was partying ‘on the one’ back in the day. Check out “All About That Funk” here.

By Howard Dukes

Robert Harper – “All About That Funk (Reloaded)”

The Fonk Record by Robert Harper will be Available on
January 14th, 2021 at
https://www.robertharperbass.com/store
 
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