David Boykin’s most recent release, Fuck All Y'all: a farewell to 2016 is documentation of a live performance of one his funkiest, rawist, stripped down instrumental sets.
Space Garden Mission, is an archival recording from a live performance at Fred Anderson's legendary velvet Lounge circa 1999, and only available from Dusty Groove Records at the link above or the artist in person.
Boykins most recent projects include The Lynching of (Insert the Name of Any Killer of an Unarmed Black Here): An avant garde Jazz Hip hOpera, and the Astro-Soul Project.
"The Lynching of (Insert the Name of Any white Killer of an Unarmed Black Here)": an Avant Garde Soul Jazz Hip H-Opera is the story of two young lovers that are activists in the movement for black liberation.
Composed and performed by David Boykin and the SEBAU
The SEBAU is a new band formed specifically for this project featuring Isaiah Spencer on drums, Rollo Radford on bass, Gira Dahnee on piano, Brenda Gilbert on violin, Jayve Montgomery on turntables and samples, Sankara Harouna on vocals, Manu Wisdom on rhymes,
The story is inspired by the current phenomena of the many social protests and demonstrations occurring across the United States (and other countries in sympathy), in response to the large number of unarmed blacks being killed by white civilians and police officers (such as George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson) in the United States, who suffer no punishment for their actions from the U.S. justice system. The music will combine hip hop rapping, soul singing, avant-garde jazz, hip hop dj-ing, and operatic singing.
The Astro Soul Project, which is due out Summer 2017 from Sonic Healing Ministries, features a new expression of the composer, saxophonist, and band leader. We’ve heard his skills as an MC on the track Hyperspace from the album Love Power Magic and on the album Ultra Sheen which featured four tracks of Boykin rapping over the knotty melodies, complex harmonies of his avant-garde jazz style. This new project, however, will feature Boykin singing original songs, ranging in style from traditional jazz -blues, to soul-jazz, to his self styled astro-soul. Boykin describes astro-soul as a fusion of the spirit and aesthetics of Chicago avant-garde jazz style with the soul, funk, and sensuality of electro-soul music.
2pm - 4pm
Microcosmic Sound Orchestra
645 W. 18th Street Chicago, IL
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rollo Radford on bass, Justin Boyd on drums, Isaiah Spencer on drums, Windy Indie on violin, Manu Wisdom on rhymes,
Jayve Montgomery on turntables, Cher Jey on vocals, David Boykin on sax and vocals
Bradley Park 9729 S. Yates Chicago, IL