Those of you who know me personally know that my aversion to smooth jazz, the nauseating sax-heavy grooves played while you're at the dentist, runs pretty high. I gravitate more towards the jazz that's found on stations low on the FM dial, if you know what I mean. I have no problem listening to the classics (Bird, Coltrane, Miles), but I seriously jones for some contemporary jazz that's home grown since unfortunately the rest of the world has a serious appreciation for jazz music that this country just seriously lacks. For all the reasons listed above, I'm so happy that I stumbled upon the Supa Lowery Brothers and their album Vol. 2.
Hailing from the land of Illadelphia, these two brothers grew up in this city rich with a musical legacy all its own. With Christopher Lowery on trumpet and keyboards and Wesley Lowery on drums, these two brothers' musical training was further honed at Philadelphia's High School of Creative and Performing Arts, the same Fame-type school which produced Boyz II Men and drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson.