As Lettuce prepare for the 8th May release of ‘Resonate’, their seventh studio album, the US based Grammy-nominated funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-experimental titans have released ‘House of Lett’, the third single to be issued from it. The funky dance track premiered on Jazz FM in the UK the day before its release.
Lettuce bassist Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes says of ‘House of Lett’ that “some of us like to freak out with our beaks out, take off our shoes and get lost in the music until we enter another dimension. So, we made this song in honour of all the ravers, dancers, DJ’s, party-going sandy-feet-dancing desert dwellers, house loving people of all ethnicities, walks of life and ages…and mainly,  mainly, mainly for the LOVE. Peace Love Unity and Respect.”
‘Resonate’ follows hot on the heels of the 2019 Lettuce album ‘Elevate’, which earned the band their first collective Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category, racking up over 3 million streams and hitting no. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums and iTunes Top R&B Albums charts in the process.
‘Resonate’ plays like a master class in funk sub-genres, while Lettuce continue to be boundary- pushing innovators almost three decades into their career, blurring the lines and smashing it up with jazz chords, psychedelic passages, big horns, strains of soul and go-go, hip-hop elements and a joyful, uplifting improvisational sound all their own. Resulting from a wave of creative output having not having been in the studio for four years, the album was helmed by famed producer and engineer Russ Elevado [D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu] and written and recorded during the same Colorado Sound Studio sessions that also produced ‘Elevate’.
A powerhouse collective made up of world-class master musicians, the members of Lettuce are also among the most highly sought-after musicians in the industry with resumés that read like a who’s who in hip-hop, pop and beyond, working and performing with everyone from Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Justin Timberlake, The Fugees, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Britney Spears, Gary Clark Jr., Skrillex, Solange and more.
Adam Deitch: drums, percussion
Adam ‘Shmeeans’ Smirnoff: guitar
Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes: bass
Ryan Zoidis: alto, baritone and tenor sax, Korg X-911
Eric ‘Benny’ Bloom: trumpet, horns
Nigel Hall: vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes, clavinet, keyboards
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