This US quartet is a modern jazz/soul outfit, which also manages to merge elements of rap, and funky jamming into the mix. The band was formed on 2 March 1999, a date when drummer Alan Evans, Hammond B-3 organ-playing brother Neal Evans, and guitarist Eric Krasno first met up to jam. Unlike most other bands that spend a stretch of time woodshedding, the trio recorded their very first jam, and issued it as a mini-album, Get Down! The trio also immediately picked up a gimmick with which they soon became associated, wearing suits and ties on stage. The same year as their formation and debut release, Soulive entered the recording studio to lay down tracks for Turn It Out. The album (as well as constant touring) helped build a substantial following for the band, and they were rewarded for their efforts with a recording contract in autumn 2000 with the legendary jazz label, Blue Note Records. A year later, Soulive issued Doin Something, which they...
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