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Drew Kid “Rebirth” feat. Big Rube (of the Dungeon Family)

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Drew Kid, a versatile young piano player from Silver Spring, Maryland, presents his first album, “Rebirth,” recorded with a creative musical community dubbed the “Oooh Child Ensemble”.

“Rebirth” reflects Drew’s spiritual journey and consists of original compositions written over the past five years.

Download/Stream: http://drewkid.bandcamp.com

Buy CD: http://www.drewkid.com/buy-it/rebirth-cd-digipak

Learn more: http://www.drewkid.com

“The first jazz tune I ever wrote was this untitled piece I sketched out in July of 2010, the summer following my first year of college. Initially I wanted a Guaguancó rhythm for the intro which eventually transitioned to the traditional swing feel. Weirdly, my first exposure to Guaguancó was on a live recording of Gil Scott-Heron performing his classic “The Bottle” at Blues Alley in DC. …Cautiously fast forward to August of that same year: I experienced the first death in my family with the tragic passing of my aunt, Maria Corazon Cerafica. Heart disease had taken her away from us at 49 years old. With her being like a second mother to me and my brother, and one of our only connections to the motherland we’d never been to (The Philippines), “loss” seems like an unfitting word to describe what we felt. After that, I knew immediately what to name my first tune. On that live recording of “The Bottle”, Gil Scott-Heron had said something about Guaguancó being “the rhythm of rebirth and regeneration.” “Rebirth” is the way I now view death. It isn’t an end but a new beginning; a transition into the next world or phase. For the loved ones that experience the loss, they too are reborn.” http://www.drewkid.com/explore-the-album/#rebirth

“The poet sounds flat-out exasperated against the song’s smoky vibe, the perfect backdrop for Rube’s personal angst. “My folks need a lifeline,” he grumbles, “seek and you shall find the grind in the mind’s eye.” In a way, Rube’s introductory poem addresses societal ills. It speaks to people on the ground level, those working multiple jobs to stay afloat, those fighting to stay righteous in the face of pitfalls. From there, the ensemble—led by Silver Spring keyboardist Drew Kid—turn “Rebirth” into a shape-shifting composition of occasional breakdowns and wafting horn melodies. It dates back to July 2010 as an untitled jazz tune with a guaguanco rhythm.”–Marcus J.Moore, Washington City Paper  http://washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/music/blog/13082358/listen-ooh-child-ensemble-rebirth

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    November 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

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