With a superb sophomore effort, High Noon, to follow up their exceptionally-nice debut set, From the Rooftops, The Funk Ark, from Washington D.C., USA, showcase their all-encompassing sound with roots in, what else,…Funk! Shades of Afrobeat blend with bits of Latin and are all held together with a undeniable groove.
Founder, composer and pianist of the group, Will Rast, sums up the ethos of the crew quite nicely by saying â€œFunk seems simple, but it takes an almost spiritual dedication to the music to play it well. When weâ€™re playing at our best, the music becomes greater than the sum of its parts. What we do requires each player to contribute a small, but integral, part of the whole; when we all lock into the groove, it becomes a sort of meditation.â€
I suggest you listen for yourself just how nicely they contribute to the overall sound and just how perfectly they can lock in to a groove.