Ciara kills with the melodies on the ballads, and this one is no exception. I released videos of an acoustic version of her song Promise in the past, and also covered her recent release Body Party.
Took a few minutes in the studio to lay down some melodic ideas.
The Village Underground is by far one of my favorite venues to hit when I’m in NYC. I went down to Cheryl Pepsii Riley’s open stage while I was in the city to do a showcase of my music in Harlem.
Check my animated video for the Markus Wilkinson Remix of Back Again. The original version appears on my album, Soulfisticated. The faces of the aliens were created in the likeness of myself and vocalist Karen Jewels. You can also check the “Back Again (Q-Pon) Remix.”
This song brings to light the influence listening to the quiet storm radio program “Kisses After Dark” while growing up had on my playing. Instrumentals like Kool and the Gang’s “Summer Madness” got me excited, and later when I could drive (and still tuning in) I’d take the long way … Continue Reading »
I just got back from four nights performing in NYC. This was recorded at “ALL THAT! Poetry, Hip-hop & Jazz Open Mic” at Nuyorican Poets Cafe the night after my showcase at Harlem on 5th. This was 100% improvised. I had no idea what I was going to do until … Continue Reading »