The Greyboy Allstars

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The Greyboy Allstars
The Greyboy Allstars 2012.jpg
The Greyboy Allstars performing at the Hangout Music Festival 2012
Background information
OriginSan Diego, California, U.S.
GenresSoul jazz, acid jazz
Years active1993–present
LabelsKnowledge Room
Websitewww.greyboyallstars.com
MembersKarl Denson
Robert Walter
Chris Stillwell
Elgin Park
Aaron Redfield
Past membersZak Najor
Alan Evans
DJ Greyboy

The Greyboy Allstars are a soul jazz band from San Diego, California.

They were formed in 1993: DJ Greyboy and saxophonist Karl Denson "collaborated on two tracks for Ubiquity Records' Home Cookin' compilation, and then worked on Greyboy's 1994 solo album for Ubiquity, Freestylin'. After forming their own label, Greyboy Records, the duo gradually amassed members for a house band".[1] This initially contained guitarist Michael Andrews, keyboardist Robert Walter, bassist Chris Stillwell, and drummer Zak Najor.[1]

Their first album, West Coast Boogaloo, was released in 1995, and featured Fred Wesley.[1] Two years later, Live and Town Called Earth were released, this time including guitarist Elgin Park.[1] A decade later, What Happened to Television? was released;[2] it was followed by Inland Emperor in 2013.[1] DJ Greyboy was not involved in the latter.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • West Coast Boogaloo (1995)
  • A Town Called Earth (1997)
  • Live (1997)
  • What Happened to Television? (2007)
  • Inland Emperor (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bush, John. "Greyboy Allstars". AllMusic. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "Greyboy Allstars: What Happened to Television?". AllMusic. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Milburn, Robert (June 2013). "Inland Emperor: The Greyboy Allstars (Knowledge Room Recordings)". The New York City Jazz Record. No. 134. p. 30.

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