On their debut release, Seductivity, Times 4 presents an energetic concoction of all-original music, integrating groove-based funk/hip-hop beats with modern harmony and improvised jazz.
Times 4 features four outstanding and experienced musicians, all born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area
Lincoln Adler (saxophone), Kevin Lofton (bass), Maurice Miles (drums), and Greg Sankovich (keyboards). Interestingly, Maurice and Kevin are friends and musical collaborators since high school; likewise, Lincoln and Greg recently renewed a musical dialogue that also dates back to their teen years. Together, Times 4 delivers a potent force of fresh and energetic interplay steeped in the history of friendship and common musical roots.
The members of Times 4 have, together and individually, traveled worldwide contributing their sound to a wide range of musical projects with many talented artists, including Terry Francis, H-Foundation, Doc Martin, Brenda Boykin, Ten Ton Chicken, Koffee Brown, Jahi and the Life, kd lang, Olivia Newton John, and The Jets. They have recorded music on over 20 distinguished record labels, including Warner, Columbia, Siesta, Tango, Yoshitoshi, and Soma.
Seductivity displays a wide range of musical beats and flavors that reflect the eclectic backgrounds of the musicians. From straight up jazz/funk to Latin to blues to Middle Eastern tinge, a diverse musical journey is embarked on in the name of progressive jazz.
Track 5, entitled "Down Low" (in honor of the venue at which it was recorded, The Shattuck Down Low, Berkeley, California), is performed with an approach most characteristic of Times 4 - no preconception of form or direction, no musical notation - simply freestyle musical improvisation that never sacrifices the strength of a powerful groove
- truly progressive jazz.
Track 4, title track "Seductivity", features a hypnotic raga funk groove laced with Middle Eastern influenced melodies. A rolling global funk trek that inspires fiery collective improvisation.