April 30th, 2021 - Music is the true vehicle to the past and places unseen. It can elevate you beyond what you experience in the here and now, and that’s exactly what the Greg Gordon Project does on their debut album “Resurrection.” Produced by Greg Gordon himself along with local master-mind Michael Lockett, the album is filled with little nuggets from a whole lot of Tier I musicians to include John Frederick (bass), Lee Allen Zeno (bass), Ray Mouton (guitar), Kent August (guitar), Keith Blair (guitar), Michael Lockett (keyboards), Sharon Thomas (vocals), Kami Cole (vocals), Charles Triche (Rap vocals), Eddie Muller (Trombone), Ronnie Eades (saxaphone), Stratton Doyle (saxophone), and Ryan Vick Vicknair (trumpet). While the record is top heavy with some of our regions best musicians, even if you went to the lower tiers of the Greg Gordon Project, you’ll find the best of everything to make a drummer’s record sound like a first rate, all encompassing R&B, soul album.
The recent recipient of Living Blues Magazine coverage, Greg Gordon takes a wide shot at covers like ‘Some Kind of Wonderful,” originally written by John Ellison in 1967 and performed by his group Soul Brothers Six. The song really took off when Grand Funk Railroad ran with it in 1974, hitting the charts at #3. Gordon stays with the those 60’s hits and records a cover from The Meters “Cissy Strut” that reached number 4 on the charts in 1969. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014, honored for its historical significance and deeply rooted in the New Orleans music tradition. Digging further into that New Orleans groove, Greg takes a song from fellow drummer Statin Moore called “Tchfunkta”
This music will shake your soul, seep into your psyche and make you move. The project sits upon its bedrock of blues, fused with funk, and jazz vibes, bathed in big band bravado, will take you to places you’ve heard about, been to and dreamed of.
Greg Gordon’s genius grew out of a family that lived and breathed music. He’s assembled a cast of sublime musicians and vocalists that take you on an adventure through eras of Americana in the 20th century while creating aural pathways that tantalize your consciousness, gifting you with an experience that you’ll not only remember, but eagerly repeat.