Artist: Big Fun 3

Album: Fade Out

Release Date: 2014-06-17

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The new Big Fun 3 CD "Fade Out" is harder, heavier, and funkier than ever. Once again Bruce is joined on the hammond with partners-in-crime from the second CD, Peter Lucas on sublime crazed guitar and Tony Foster on solid funked up drums and percussion. The improvisation and density is still there with the emphasis being on the groove. The title "Fade Out" came when they realized that all of the tracks faded out, which was fine because the jams seemed to just want to go on and never stop. So enough of this, like Miles famously said, "The music speaks for itself." Enjoy Big Fun 3's Fade Out. Mmmm maybe they should be called Big Funk 3 ...

about the artist

Big Fun 3 is an improvisation jazz funk trio lead by Hammond organist Bruce Cohen. Formed in the subtropics of Miami, the trio looked to the classic Tony Williams Lifetime and Miles Davis' electric funk era as blueprints. Adding to the mix some King Crimson metal, BF3 has become a revolving entity with Bruce as the anchor.

The latest incarnation of Big Fun 3 has Peter Lucas playing long sustained electric guitar and Tony Foster pounding the grooves on drums and percussion. This version of the trio met and played on the second album 3.2 and continues on intact to this day. Their goal was to take the classic organ trio and turn it on it's ear. As they progressed they have become heavier and harder. Oh, and funkier.

One thing for sure, they have found a home with Ropeadope. Who knows what they will come up with next? But it's been Big Fun times 3.