Blktop Project – Concrete Jungle


Photo by Claudine-Gossett_01Blktop Project | Photo by Claudine Gossett.

(PT) Tudo começou em 2002, quando Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero e Matt Rodriguez – três grandes skatistas que amam música – fizeram uma viagem pela rota da famosa ‘Blues Highway’, de Chicago a New Orleans. Na turnê, o trio dividia o seu tempo entre skate e sessões de música improvisada.

Em 2005, Chuck Treece – outro respeitado skatista – juntou-se a Barbee, Guerrero e Rodriguez, e assumiu a bateria da Blktop Project.

O resultado de anos e anos de alquimias instrumentais são melodias vibrantes, com forte influência do jazz de raiz, que podemos curtir no álbum de lançamento “Blktop Project” (2007), no segundo álbum intitulado “Lane Change” (2009) e agora no novo CD/LP chamado “Concrete Jungle”, que foi gravado em um encontro do grupo em janeiro de 2016, com o suporte do baixista Josh Lippi nas sessões livres e fluentes, onde as ideias e habilidades de cada um caracterizaram os novos hits da banda.

(EN) It all started in 2002 when Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero and Matt Rodriguez – three great skateboarders who love music – made a trip along the route of the famous Blues Highway, from Chicago to New Orleans. On the tour, the trio divided its time between skating and improv music sessions.

In 2005, Chuck Treece – another respected skateboarder – joined Barbee, Guerrero and Rodriguez, and assumed Blktop Project’s drums.

The result of many years of instrumental alchemies are vibrant melodies, with strong influence of jazz from the roots, that we can enjoy in the debut album “Blktop Project” (2007), in the second album entitled “Lane Change” (2009) and now in the new CD/LP called “Concrete Jungle”, which was recorded at a meeting of the group in January 2016, with the support of bassist Josh Lippi in free and fluent sessions where the ideas and skills of each characterized the new hits of the band.

BLKTOP-PROJECT-Album-CoverTracklist:

1 – Strut and Swagger (preview)
2 – And the Stylus Followed (preview)
3 – Folk and Fiction (preview)
4 – Stick and Move (preview)
5 – Shrine On (preview)
6 – Year of the Drum (preview)
7 – In the Moment (preview)
8 – The Light to Get By (preview)
9 – Esto Forttis! (preview)
10 – A New Line (preview)
11 – Fall and Rise (preview)

Blktop Project – Concrete Jungle on iTunes

Photo by Claudine-Gossett_02Chuck Treece, Josh Lippi, Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee & Matt Rodriguez. Photo by Claudine Gossett.


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