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Tulips 06:03
Aperture 12:36
Moving Maps 06:09


The album is our first "Jazz" project. It is called "Ocean Bridges" and is a full length collaboration with the legendary Archie Shepp. Raw Poetic is the sole vocalist over improv recording sessions of live musicians that he produced via having access to the masters and co-director of the recording date. It is very much an organic collaboration where we had contributors of different and overlapping musical sensibilities in one space. The results were documented live in the recordings. Damu the Fudgemunk says "It is an honor to work with Mr. Archie Shepp. We will cherish the memories for the rest of lives. I hope that these mixes translates the energy that took place in the studio to listeners of these works. The album has a "one of a kind" feel to it in my opinion. Hip Hop and Jazz have crossed paths for decades, but this album was created without any labels or direction therefore the finished product sounds like a very natural and unforced conversation of numerous ideas that transcend a genre. But, I'd say it's in the vein of Miles Davis' "electric period" meets Fela Kuti with a few "straight ahead jazz" concepts if I had to think of something similar".


released May 22, 2020

All songs written & performed by:
Archie Shepp: Tenor and Soprano Sax, Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Raw Poetic (Jason Moore): Vocals/Raps/Lyrics
Earl "Damu the Fudgemunk" Davis: Drums, Vibraphone, Backing Vocals, Turntable Scratching, Mixing/ Production
Pat Fritz: Guitar
Aaron Gause: Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Synthesizer
Luke Stewart: Acoustic and Electric bass
Jamal Moore: Tenor sax, Percussion
Bashi Rose: Drums, Percussion

Except: track 12 written by Pat Fritz and Jason Moore and tracks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 written by Archie Shepp

All Tracks Produced and Arranged by Raw Poetic
Executive Album Production, Sequencing and Mastering by Damu the Fudgemunk
Recorded by Sean Russel (Recording Engineer at Blue Room Music Studios Herndon, VA), Earl Davis (NW, DC) and Jason Moore (Arlington, VA)
Mixed by Earl Davis and Jason Moore
Art & Design by Joe Buck

Thanks to: DJ Jahsonic, Kokayi, Eaton Hotel, Derrick, Justin, Pat, Mama Moore, Jnota, Mr. & Mrs. Shepp, Omrao, All guest musicians, Our families and Friends, Conrad at Blue Room Music Studio


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