Freekbass & The Bump Assembly feat. Sammi Garett of Turkuaz – Friday, November 22nd

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Freekbass & The Bump Assembly feat. Sammi Garett of Turkuaz - Friday, November 22nd

The name says it all. This is going to be 1 helluva show! Freekbass is one of the world’s great bass players. He has been on the cover of Bass Musician Magazine, Bass Guitar Magazine/UK, three times, and has been featured in Bass Player Magazine numerous times. He has hosted master classes at “Bass Player Live” in Los Angeles and New York and “The London Bass Guitar Show”. And along with these bass superpowers, Freekbass has a funk music pedigree that is authentic. He has worked alongside funk legends, Bootsy Collins (who gave him his nickname during a studio session) calling Freekbass “The New Spritual Warrior for the Funk” and keyboard icon, Bernie Worrell, who guested on many of Freekbass’ albums and live projects.

Touring group, Freekbass & The Bump Assembly features drummer, Rico Lewis (previously with George Clinton) and Sky White on keys (Foxy Shazam). Vocalist, Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), who has collaborated on the recent Freekbass album, often joins the touring line-up, when schedules allow. And songstress Reilly Comisar, joins the tour, when schedules do not. The Freekbass sound is rich with danceable, infectous grooves, by a wealth of collaborative musicianship, and an energetic nonstop performance. Quite simply, this is a show.

Sammi Garett of Turkuaz is the perfect double-agent of Funk . Her vocals lend just another amazing element to the King of Freaky Funky Bass, Freekbass.





A mythic mutation of hyper-trans-dimensional origin has finally arrived…

The Majestic Overlord of Low End…Fre3KBasS!

Utilizing his primordial subsonic technologies to enlighten the masses via dynamic principles of Fre3k-harmonic-synergy, thus, uniting our secular global communities with the indomitable spirit of Faith, Hope & Love for The Funk … His ulterior prime directive…

“The ONE is the Only Option.”

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Freekbass was an only child who initially wanted to be a magician. He later developed his own obsession for cartoon superheroes and comic books, relating to the underlying themes.

Living in Cincinnati exposed Freekbass to genres of music he may have missed otherwise. While most kids were listening to Nirvana and Green Day, he connected with the bottom-heavy sounds coming out of the boom boxes like Zapp and Midnight Star. While working in a music shop to pay off his first electric bass he had in lay-away, he began to study the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament and Bootsy with a bass in one hand, and an MPC2000 in the other.

Freekbass has released six full-length CDs, including “Concentrate” with guests Bootsy Collins, DJ Spooky, Adam Deitch, and Steve Molitz, and “Junkyard Waltz” which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins. Also, national music DVD instruction company, The Rock House Method, recently released two Freekbass instructional DVDs “Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass (Level 1 & Level 2) “, and just released the instructional DVD/download “50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know” . In 2010 Freekbass connected with DJ Logic, and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz to form the funktronica trio, Headtronics.

Going into 2014 Freek has a lot of things on the table. He is releasing his next album , “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”, which is produced by Duane Lundy (My Morning Jackets’ Jim James/Ben Sollee) with guests Razor Sharp Johnson, Skerik, and Jennifer Hartswick . Also, he was a part of this year’s London Bass Guitar Show in the UK giving a master class and performing. Plus he will be doing extensive touring with his mainstay funk group, “Freekbass & The Bump Assembly”.


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November 22, 2019 09:00 PM
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Fri, Nov 22, 2019 [74]
Freekbass & The Bump Assembly feat. Sammi Garett of Turkuaz – Friday, November 22nd
The Mousetrap Bar & Grill 5565 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN. 46220


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Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves. Still, there are so many benefits to having Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon in your record collection. With this as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom.

Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage, the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is the performance.

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