Jazz-Hop Revivalists Harmonious Monks Release New Episode of ‘Freestyle Fridays’

blame it on JES7 April 9, 2017

Harmonious Monk are a Los Angeles-based quartet of musicians who are intent on revivifying the perfectly meshed sounds of jazz and Hip-Hop. Made up of MC Martin (vocals), Trevor Zemtseff (drums), Cooper Holzman (keys) and John Mietus (bass), the jazz-hop revivalist outfit cite artists and groups like A Tribe Called Quest, Thelonious Mon, John Coltrane and Mos Def as influences.

Earlier this year, Harmonious Monks launched their ongoing Freestyle Friday series, showcasing MC Martin’s penchant for off-the-top freestyling over the group’s live instrumentation, utilizing improvisation as a base tool for their sessions.

Watch episode three (“Guess Hoe’s Coming To Dinner”) above and catch up on the previous episodes, as well as Harmonious Monk’s Be Sick or Get Fired EP below.