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Jake Sherman / Toth / UQiYO / 横沢ローラ / 金佑龍5月31日 (金) @関内 BB Street
Open 18:30 Start19:00
adv. ¥3,000 door. ¥3,500 (入場時1ドリンク代別途)
Tōth is a new project of Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist songwriter Alex Toth, known for collaborating and writing with Kimbra, Alexander F, Rubblebucket, Cuddle Magic and others. As Tōth, he presents his most vulnerable songs and performances yet, often sung in a style reminiscent of Arthur Russell, while also adding trumpet and guitar. Forthcoming debut album Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help When Necessary comes out May 2019 on Northern Spy Records (worldwide) and Figure Eight (EU/UK). The album is mixed by Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim).
With one foot in the piano pop lineage of Ben Folds and Randy Newman, another foot in the jazz organ tradition of his mentor Dr. Lonnie Smith - and perhaps yet a third foot in the expansive soul of Stevie Wonder- the three-footed Jake Sherman has proven that he can walk the walk.
Sherman honed his sound by playing gospel organ at Baptist churches in Brooklyn, as well as performing and recording as a sideman with such artists as Bilal, Meshell Ndegeoello, Chance the Rapper, Blood Orange, Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, and Benny Sings. But his path to songwriting was not a typical one. He explains:
“In 2010, I was walking around Boston when the hook to what would become ‘Make Believe’ popped into my head. I recorded the whole thing in one day with one microphone, as more of a joke than anything else. Still in the throws of becoming a jazz musician, I wasn't sure that I wanted people to know it was me singing, so I released it on iTunes under a fake name. As I continued to listen to “Make Believe”, I realized that it was more personal and unique than anything I had made previously, and that I should devote my life to making more things like it.”
Exhibiting a wide scope and endearing humor, Sherman’smusic is a synthesis of popular and esoteric elements, combining glimmering orchestral spacescapes with lo-fi drum machines and vintage keyboards. But make no mistake - this is pop music, cemented as such by Jake's lyrical charm and strong penchant for melody.