Contemporary keyboardist, Al DeGregoris is back with his latest project – this time with legendary producer/composer/keyboardist Jeff Lorber at the helm! Tight, brassy and retro cool beyond any of his four previous releases, DeGregoris’ new album Time Sensitive – his first since 2016’s Time and a Half – showcases the dynamic chemistry he’s created with fellow keyboardist – and fusion legend more than ever before.
“More than simply a wondrously melodic funkified keyboard extravaganza, Al DeGregoris’ highly anticipated new album Time Sensitive is a celebration of the unique and exhilarating creative partnership of two like-minded musicians. Lorber may be the legendary veteran, with a 30-year head start on DeGregoris’ as a recording artist, and the credited producer of these irrepressible tracks, yet they are true creative equals, crafting vibrant melodies and tight yet free flowing harmonies for their respective retro keyboards. With David Mann providing simmering and often explosive horn arrangements for texture and mood-setting which helps to create a much more inspired foundational concept. In the end, Time Sensitive is DeGregoris’ solo baby, but his decision to work purely with Lorber this time has resulted in an album that grooves and flows, equally showcasing their individual and collective talents. May their empowering symbiosis lead to a splendid future for contemporary jazz in the coming years.”