Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2 Mark Lettieri

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Label: Leopard

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Mainstream Jazz

Artist: Mark Lettieri

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Info for Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2

Mark Lettieri ist bekannt für sein tightes, aggressiv groovendes Rhythmusspiel, sei es im Dienste der GRAMMY-gekrönten Band Snarky Puppy, der Fearless Flyers oder auf seinen sechs Soloalben und hat den perfekten Algorithmus für den Funk gefunden.

Er verschmilzt die Einflüsse von Rhythmus- und Rockgitarren-Ikonen der 70er und 80er Jahre wie Prince und Eddie Van Halen mit weitreichenden Inspirationen von George Clinton und P-Funk, Chuckii Booker, Periphery, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan und anderen.

Der in Fort Worth, Texas, lebende Musiker hat sich mit seinen messerscharfen Licks in das Bewusstsein der Funkateers gespielt, seit er 2008 bei Snarky Puppy eingestiegen ist. »Deep: The Baritone Sessions Vol. 2« zeigt die Breite und Tiefe von Lettieris ‹nasty‹ Funk.

Schlagzeuger Nate Smith, Bandkollege bei den Fearless Flyers, ist mit von der Partie, zusammen mit Gästen wie dem sensationellen Sänger Jacob Collier, dem ehemaligen Prince-Schlagzeuger Taron Lockett, den Keyboardern Bobby Sparks und Justin Stanton und dem Rascal Flatts-Pedal Steel-Gitarristen Travis Toy, Saxofonist Keith Anderson, dem französischen Mundharmonika-Ass Frédéric Yonnet, Lettuce- und Ex-John-Scofield-Schlagzeuger Adam Deitch, Ghost-Note-Schlagzeuger Robert ›Sput‹ Searight, Snarky-Puppy-Keyboarder Shaun Martin und Special-Guest-Gitarrist Steve Lukather.

Mark Lettieri, baritone and standard electric guitars, programming, bass
Jason “JT” Thomas, drums
Daric Bennett, bass
Justin Stanton, synthesizers
Adam Deitch, drums and percussion
Robert “Sput” Searight, drums
Shaun Martin, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, vocoder
Bobby Sparks II, Hammond B3, CP70, Rhodes, Mellotron, ARP Solina
Steve Lukather, electric guitar solo
Philip Lassiter, trumpet, horn arrangement
Sam Greenfield, tenor saxophone
Doug DeHays, baritone saxophone
Kristian Persson, trombone
Jacob Collier, background vocals, vocal arrangement

Mark Lettieri
is a guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor based in Fort Worth, TX. Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists. He also composes and produces original instrumental music under his own name.

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lettieri came to Texas via Texas Christian University (TCU), studying advertising and public relations, and competing in track and field. A passionate guitarist since middle school, he began his music career in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area upon graduating from TCU.

Playing in the vibrant Metroplex gospel and R&B scene led Lettieri to join jazz/world group Snarky Puppy in 2008, where he contributes as guitarist, as well as arranger and composer. His work with group has resulted in four GRAMMY Awards: Best R&B Performance for "Something" feat. Lalah Hathaway in 2014, and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (Sylva in 2016, Culcha Vulcha in 2017, and Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2021). Snarky Puppy tours constantly, having performed on every continent except Antarctica.

Outside of Snarky Puppy, Lettieri has released five albums as a leader: Knows (2011), Futurefun (2013), Spark and Echo (2016, #2 on iTunes Jazz and #11 on Billboard Jazz) Deep: The Baritone Sessions in (2019, #21 on Billboard Jazz), and most recently, Things of That Nature (2019, #1 on iTunes Jazz). Due in large part to Lettieri’s vibrant social media presence, these records have created a sizable buzz among fans of instrumental music worldwide. He performs this music live with the Mark Lettieri Trio, featuring Wes Stephenson (Funky Knuckles) on bass and Jason “JT” Thomas (Snarky Puppy, Forq) on drums.

In 2018, Lettieri joined up with Vulpeck-produced group The Fearless Flyers, featuring Cory Wong and Joe Dart of Vulfpeck on guitar and bass respectively, and drummer Nate Smith (Chris Potter, Pat Metheny). The quartet has released two EPs, The Fearless Flyers in 2018, and The Fearless Flyers II in 2019.

As an in-demand session guitarist and touring sideman, Lettieri has logged miles with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu, gospel singer Anthony Evans, and American Idol: Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. He's also performed with a myriad of other artists, including Nelly, Anthony Evans, Chrisette Michele, Myron Butler, N'dambi, Bilal, and even comedians Dave Chappelle and Harry Shearer.

Recent recording work includes David Crosby, 50 Cent, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Tori Kelly, Ledisi, Tamela Mann, Eric Roberson, Lecrae, Lupe Fiasco, Keyshia Cole, Xzibit, as well as numerous radio and television jingles. Lettieri is also a member of SKP, a production collective led by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Symbolyc One (Kanye West, Beyonce).

He can also be seen on television, in the house band for the Marcus & Joni Show, a Christian morning talk/variety show broadcast in over 200 countries Daystar Television Network.

Lettieri teamed up with Paul Reed Smith Guitars to create his signature model electric guitar, the Fiore, released virtually during Winter NAMM 2021.

He resides with his wife, daughter, and two cats.

This album contains no booklet.

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