The defenders of Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop
Grammy Nominated acid jazz pioneers Liquid Soul are a fiery concoction of classy soloists, heavy rhythm merchants and hip-hop cognoscenti. They are a group that thrives on contact with their audience. One cannot help being moved by Liquid Soul‘s legendary live shows. The band’s in-the-tradition repertoire extends from classic compositions by Ornette Coleman and Miles Davis to heavy groove, breakbeats, freestyles and samples. They continue to bridge the musical gap between standard jazz improvisation, Funk and Hip Hop. And as always, the band stays true to its roots with a continued philosophy of bringing jazz back to the dance floor. Liquid Soul has performed in 42 states and throughout Canada and Japan, plus shows in Germany, Turkey, Russia, Austria, Poland, Mexico and beyond...
Press / Reviews
“Liquid Soul is among the many ’90s/2000s outfits who brings an obsession with ’70s African-American culture to the table; on Evolution, the Chicago residents make no secret of their passion of ’70s soul, ’70s funk, and ’70s jazz-funk. Thankfully, Liquid Soul does it better than most of the competition.” - Alex Henderson
— All Music Guide
“Poised to rattle your headspace, Chicago’s premier funk-jazz ensemble Liquid Soul have been combining bebop with hip-hop since 1994 with muscular horns, tongue-cutting rappers, and turntable-infested rhythms. Sporting a revamped lineup and a new disc, they’re sure to get the Village Underground on their feet.”
— The Village Voice