Kneebody releases their fourth album, The Line, as their debut recording on Concord Records, September 24, 2013. Their sound is... explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All "sounds-like" references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own. This project explodes with rock and jazz influences through engrossing improvisational instrumentals, includes 12 original compositions, and contributions from various members of the group.
The album, produced by Chris Dunn, Sr. Director of A&R, and Kneebody, features the band's five players; keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood. Kneebody bassist Rastegar says, "Personally, I think calling Kneebody "jazz" or "electric jazz" is fantastic because then we can move on from that hang up and play our music -- and alter expectations of what ‘jazz' is."
Click here to watch an interview with the band about making "The Line"!