Mike Casey, a rising New York tenor sax player, just released ‘Get You – Take 1’ the first single off his upcoming album ‘Law of Attraction’ coming October 2020 and I’m happy to feature it here.
The tune is one of two Daniel Caesar tunes reimagined. The original millennial slow jam is transformed into driving jazz-funk and will appear on Mike’s forthcoming studio debut Law of Attraction. Considering the original has over 300 million listens on Spotify, it’s a bold move that Casey sonically executes flawlessly. Have a listen here.
Of course, the original is a slow jam, downtempo song with great vocals by Caesar and a sultry music video to boot. Casey uses the melody and turns up the dial with a faster paced version that really plays off the head very well. There’s some sweet meandering soloing that showcases his deep and clear tone. The bass line is also well spaced and distinctive.
Mike charts a creative path forward for the next generation in jazz with his modern, progressive arranging style. The tune was recorded “old school” without headphones, isolation, or even monitors in in Brooklyn NYC in July 2018 with his longtime trio of now 7 years (Matt Dwonszyk on bass and Corey Garcia on drums).
Twice a month Mike will release either a new track or music video from the album, with the full album coming late October and an EP of alternate takes & outtakes coming mid November.