Billboard Magazine Review - The Soul Of John Black
The Soul Of John Black is the collaboration of John Bigham and Christopher Thomas, multi-instrumentalists who have worked with an impressive array of acts, including Miles Davis, Betty Carter, Eminem, Henry Butler, Everlast, Fishbone, Joshua Redman and the Brian Blade Fellowship. Their musical backgrounds are so much more inclusive than exclusive that the result of their collaboration must have been wildly unpredictable. What has emerged, however, owes primary allegiance to funk and funk/jazz, hip-hop breakbeats and R&B. These tracks do cook. From the sexy remembrance of “Carolyn” to the monster groove of “Supa Killa”, the genre-crunching “Lost & Paranoid” and the acoustic tune “Joy”, The Soul Of John black have created a distinctive collection of polished, very hip tunes.