Arsenal Center For The Arts Presents "Berklee Jazz"Daryl Lowery Instant! Groove
Daryl Lowery's playing, noticeably rooted in the music of John Coltrane and the "post-Coltrane influenced" school, is perfectly complemented by the highly original sound of Instant!Groove Rick Peckham (guitar, assistant chair of the Berklee Guitar Department), Ben Zecker (Hammond B3 organ) and Rakalam Bob Moses (drums). Lowery, a saxophonist, was born and raised in the Metropolitan New York area were he was exposed to jazz, soul, funk, and r&b and fell in love with these and other African American art forms. He came to Boston to study at New England Conservatory and has since recorded and or performed with such notables as immortals Dizzy Gillespie and Jacki Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake and Boston's funk legend Ellis Hall. He has been a member of Al Kooper's band for the past seven years and is featured on his latest release Black Coffee. His group Instant!Groove released its highly successful first recording in 2004 of which Jazziz magazine wrote "[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz.' ...The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos..., resulting in a sound akin to guitarist John Scofield's A Go Go CD, on which he was backed by organ trio Medeski, Martin and Wood.' He also performs regularly as a member of the Greg Hopkins 16 Piece Jazz Orchestra, Eguie Castrillo and his Orchestra, the Boston based soul/r&b Urban Renewal Band, and Blues After Dark. Lowery has been a Berklee faculty member since 1987.