Next Friday, Marc Cary brings his danceable electric band Rhodes Ahead to the lot at 10th and Florida, for CapitalBop’s Block Party at the DC Jazz Festival.
As it happens, apparently when you get Marc Cary in a rehearsal studio in D.C., an army of old friends shows up. Within an hour, we had enough people in the room for a band. The new crew was plugged in and hitting almost immediately and filmmaker Paul Bothwell was on hand to document the whole thing. Hours later, we’d filmed so much explorative jamming that it was almost impossible to choose what to spotlight in the video below.
What we ended up capturing became the first edition of CB Sessions, a new series of videos that we will be releasing periodically of our favorite artists, featuring them making music in intimate scenarios and talking about the ideas behind their work.
If you don’t have tickets to Marc’s performance next week, get them at capitalbopblockparty.eventbrite.com for an early-bird discount. Rhodes Ahead, the project that helped him win BET’s Best New Artist Award 15 years ago, is back for the first time in a long while. Cary has recorded Volume 2, set to be released next year, and this will be the live debut of the band’s current iteration. Get ready for hip-hop, house, go-go and electronic dance music to all bubble together with heavy improvising and deep groove.