Multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalist bandleader Philip Lassiter
Born in Mobile, Alabama, the son of a Pentecostal preacher, he gravitated to the thriving Dallas music scene, where he came under the wing of mentors keyboardists Bernard Wright, Bobby Sparks and saxophonist Keith Anderson. He also connected in Dallas with Snarky Puppy bassist and founder, Michael League. Lassiter then moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Philthy, a 14-piece band he led which was inspired by the music of Prince, P-Funk and Earth, Wind & Fire. Then he moved to New York City, where he spent two years recording and performing with gospel groups, before hooking up with Prince, a life-changing gig that would last three years and result in him arranging for the 11-piece New Power Generation horns.
On his latest album, Live in Love, Lassiter mixes socio-political messaging (“Make America Love Again”) with humorous, earthy storytelling and some forays into old school funk. Along with detours into reggae, an eerie hoodoo number (“Babayaga”) and a dreamy, romantic love song, Lassiter’s latest is a triumph of deep groove, swaggering horns and soul-stirring vocal performances.
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