Formed as a Californian trio in 2010, In Motion Collective later consisted of a 10-piece, horn-heavy powerhouse!! Generating a powerful and eclectic fusion of afro-funk and soul, their attention to authenticity comes from a myriad of sounds, drawing influence from afrobeat pioneers Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, ethiojazz legend Mulatu Astatke and soul icons such as Isaac Hayes and Roy Ayers. Unsurprisingly the band were nominated for “Best Jazz Artist” for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards and have shared the stage with the likes of the Budos Band, Lee Fields, Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars and Toubab Krewe.
The groups anticipated debut 7″ single was launched in 2013 via Colemine Records with “A follow up full length LP in the works”…but I’m not sure this ever materialised as sadly all I can find for this promising collective is just this one single! Backed with M.T.A, today’s song is entitled Jessie’s Jing and is as bright, bold and jubilant as can be with its high powered horns, strapping rhythm section and slick melody! What a shame this is all they put out! If anyone knows different, please get in touch? Listen above.
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