A cover of the Wide Hive release, Throttle Elevator Music

Throttle Elevator Music

"A collective of talented in-house players from San Francisco-based label Wide Hive. Producer and label owner Gregory Howe, who clearly has a great ear, has penned a striking selection of soul-fused jazz tracks for his house band." --BBC Music magazine

Cross Coltrane with The Clash and it would resemble the departure point Throttle Elevator Music leaps from. Tenor Saxophonist Kamasi Washington takes the lead and raises the bar of instrumental intensity on 16 original compositions ranging from shorter punk minded 45 second flurries to thematic uptempo romps, and rounding out with a few expansionary journeys. Kamasi's melodic tonality melds nicely into the electric undercurrent laid down by punk drummer/guitarist Lumpy, Wide Hive Player's bassist/keyboardist/composer Matt Montgomery, and Wide Hive Players composer/engineer/producer Gregory Howe.

Track Listing: 

1. Thrill Seeker
2. Breather
3. GTFO
4. Violet Revolutionary
5. Bass in the Sublime
6. Ratchet
7. Throttle Rocket
8. Free Just
9. Chilton Alley
10. Dancing Dust Moat
11. Capital Rumble
12. Rampart
13. Inner Spatial Dub
14. Elevator Shaft
15. Standards Reproach
16. Sacred Rights

  • Throttle Elevator Music featuring Kamasi Washington

    A photo of the cover of "Throttle Elevator Music IV."

    Kamasi’s melodic tonality melds nicely into the electric undercurrent laid down by punk drummer/guitarist Lumpy (Mike Hughes), Wide Hive Player’s bassist/keyboardist/composer Matt Montgomery, and Wide Hive Players composer/engineer/producer Gregory Howe.

Mike "Lumpy" Hughes, playing drums on the album "Throttle Elevator Music," on Wide Hive Records.Matt Montgomery playing bass on the album "Throttle Elevator Music."Kamasi Washington playing the saxophone on "Throttle Elevator Music."

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