We are velocity
Velocity is a quartet based out of Tacoma, Washington that siphons off of a variety of musical styles including jazz, funk and fusion. The music combines hard-hitting grooves and hook melodies with open improvisation. The energetic original compositions are largely written by keyboardist Peter Adams, and arranged by Peter Adams and Brian Smith. Common time is uncommon with Velocity. Melodies are twisted and warped around each other. Solos are aggressive, yet bind the compositions to a set of defined rules and formulas. The sounds that you expect are not the sounds you get. And that’s just the way we like it.
Peter Adams / Keyboard
Cliff Colón / Saxophone
Brian Smith / Drums
Rob Hutchinson / Bass
MOSAIC - DISPLACEMENT OVER TIME
PENROSE - DISPLACEMENT OVER TIME
ACCELERATED EXPANSION - DISPLACEMENT OVER TIME
CLARITY AND PRECISION - DISPLACEMENT OVER TIME
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Available October 1st 2019
Displacement Over Time
Released December 9, 2015
Displacement Over Time is Velocity's second full-length studio-recorded album. It delves into the depths of jazz, funk and fusion, and comes back up with sounds that are deep, dimensional and dynamic. The music is furiously energetic and always grooving.
"Pianist/songwriter Adams, saxophonist/co-arranger Colon, drummer/co-arranger Brian Smith, and bassist Rob Hutchinson give a group pulse to every funked-out track, as if they were on a mission to extract the full consequences of dreaming big — as both engineers and artists. They seem to almost OC-D on every possible melody from even the most minor fragment of elicit inspiration." - Carol Banks Weber, AXS.com
"The Tacoma, Washington-based quartet's sounds travels crisp, tightly-woven modern jazz terrain not unlike that of pianist Chick Corea's Elektric Band: groove-centric drums and bass, a hot saxophone not quite out front but incorporated more equally into the ensemble sound, and some fine and fancy electric keyboards giving the music a futuristic feel."
- Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz.com
Released March 26th 2014
Velocity's debut self-titled album establishes the group as a fiercely energetic and dynamic band, drawing from a variety of musical styles such as funk, fusion, latin, and jazz. Keyboardist/composer Peter Adams, and drummer/arranger Brian Smith showcase their unique composition skills by combining hard hitting grooves with hook melodies and open improvisation. Saxophonist Cliff Colon brings an intense energy with his furious solos throughout the album while bassist Rob Hutchinson lays down deep and precise grooves, anchoring the group's intensely satisfying sound.
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