Monday, August 29, 2022

London-based Producer and Band Brainchild of US3 Geoff Wilkinson

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with London-based Producer and Band Brainchild of US3 Geoff Wilkinson .. The band was formed in 1992 alongside production partner Mel Simpson .. Ultimately US3 rose from the ashes of 2 previous incarnations. Their name was inspired by the  Horace Parlan album Us Three produced by Alfred Lion who is the founder of Blue Note Records .. Two years after they released “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia), it hit the US top ten. The album was “Hand on the Torch” and it was a global phenomenon, along with being the first Blue Note album ever to achieve Platinum status in the USA. He opens up about the band, his life these days and so much more and he once said …“If jazz is the first way, and hip hop is the second way, then Us3 is the third way!”... Enjoy this .. 

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