banner.jpg (5045 bytes)

Home   |  Articles   |   Deep Groove Encyclopedia   |  Reviews
ATD Records  |   Deep Groove Radio   |   Links   |  Contact

  Abstract Truth
 

abtruth.jpg (56555 bytes)

Click below for an Abstract Truth sample:

Get Another Plan

 
Abstract Truth is a group working to revive the tradition of the live soul-jazz band.   Leader Dana Vleck (saxophone), a long time presence on the New York jazz scene and member of Konk (remembered for "Your Life"), formed the group from a collection of musicians who frequently jammed together at New York clubs. Abstract Truth's members include a horn section of trumpeter Ravi Best and Vincent Chaney on french horn (both of whom have played with jazz legends like Sun Ra and David Murray), drummer Pete Mark and singer/composer Monique Bingham.  

Vleck's prior association with Francois Kevorkian at Axis Studios led to Abstract Truth being signed by Francois K's Streetwave label.  "Get Another Plan" was an oddity when released in 1996: a traditional vocal  spiced with jagged beats akin to drum and bass. It was an immediate smash, picked up for various compilations, and an album of the same name was quickly recorded.  Their biggest hit to date has been "We Had A Thing," a gorgeous house tune that manages to take advantage of their musicianship without losing its grip on the dance floor.

Abstract Truth's Deepest Grooves

"Get Another Plan" (Streetwave, 1996)
Francois K. provides a typically deep house interpretation, while the original also cuts the mustard.

Get Another Plan (Streetwave, 1996)
Does a six song collection qualify as a full-length or an EP these days?   Besides the much-loved title jam, there are two versions of "Like Water" and gems like "Que Linda" where the band gets to stretch out.

"We Had A Thing" (Streetwave, 1997)

Copyright 2001 B.Graff.  All rights reserved.

Home   |  Articles   |   Deep Groove Encyclopedia   |  Reviews
ATD Records  |   Deep Groove Radio   |   Links   |  Contact