Jazz On The Rocks

by Poppa Steve

Released 2009
Dry Heat Records
Released 2009
Dry Heat Records
Poppa Steve draws on his early days as a drummer and bandleader playing classic rock, R&B, blues and pop and wraps those sounds in fusion jazz. Many people have come to call Poppa's music, Rockin' Jazz.
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Poppa Steve Mutimer was a Rock pioneer as a drummer and bandleader with his first band, The Rhythm Kings, from Rockford, IL in 1958. He loved the funk and always had great horn players and keyboardists to compliment the guitars, bass and drums. By the mid ‘60s his band, The Daze & Knights, toured for the William Morris Agency backing their singers and vocal groups like the Four Tops, Bobby Goldsboro, The Chiffons, The Vogues, The Crystals, Jimmy Clanton, Len Barry, Dee Dee Sharp and more. In the mid 1970s Steve continued his musical career as a producer over the next 25 years earning over 100 awards for creative excellence including 3 TV EMMYs. Now into Jazz as a composer, Poppa goes back to the future and draws on his roots in early Rock, R&B and Blues, then wraps it all up in Fusion Jazz. That’s why a lot of people call his music Rockin’ Jazz. Enjoy the funk.

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I call my music "Americana Funk", a retro salute to the early days when music was created here and not imported from Europe. This music has evolved into what we know today as Rock & Roll, R&B, Country, Jazz, Soul, Folk and Blues. I go back to those beginnings for solos and riffs and wrap it all up in contemporary Jazz for cool modern sounds with a touch of nostalgia to them. I draw on my experience as a drummer and bandleader (1958 - 1972), producer (1970 - 2000), and digital music composer and music arranger (2005 - present). I put everything I know and love into this music and sincerely hope you enjoy the groove. Poppa Steve

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