The Rongetz Foundation - ‘Alphabet City Music Club’ (Brooklyn Butterfly Sound)
Add Date: 10/23/2018
Focus Tracks: 3, 1, & 7
Format: College, Modern Rock Specialty, & Triple A
Artist Info: 10 years that The Rongetz Foundation is hanging around the five boroughs. Ten years of wonderful jazz tainted recordings [with: Gary Bartz, Gregory Porter, Corey Fonville, Ronnie Cuber to name a few] “stained” with the grit of soul and funk music that Rongetz (A.K.A Stephane Ronget) likes to bring to the table.
This album, Alphabet City Music Club, is a marvelous example of that stylish balance established in between raw and sophisticated feel. The place of the recording first, Alphabet City, a genuine inner city in Manhattan that was for long time defined like this: “Avenue A, you're Alright. Avenue B, you're Brave. Avenue C, you're Crazy. Avenue D, you're Dead”.
Then the two sessions that are part of the album:
One very much jazz funk oriented with:
Corey Fonville (Drums) [Christian Scott Quintet, Butcher Brown]
Corcoran Holt (Acc. Bass) [Kenny Garrett Quintet]
Mathis Picard (Keys)
Morgan Guerin (Tenor sax. / EWI)
Erena Terakubo (Alto sax. / Flute)
The other one spreading soul music all around with:
Homer Steinweiss (Drums) [Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars]
Jeremy Kay (Bass)
Kyle Koehler (Organ) [Lou Donaldson]
Morgan Guerin (Tenor Sax)
The two sessions, ultimately coming together with the help of talented young vocalists:
Alina Engibaryan [Snarky Puppy]
Lewis Parker (Rap) [Ghostface Killah]
Mix all those elements in a rusty blender and you will enjoy the bootleg Bourbon, hard shake that is Alphabet City Music Club.