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Gemini Soul

Willona's Boutique

by Gemini Soul

Released 2015
Orange River Records
Released 2015
Orange River Records
Sexy, sultry, and sensual jazz reminiscent of Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, and the horn arrangements of Miles Davis.
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After the release of their 2009 jazz/funk fusion album ‘Dark Skin Babies : The Movement’ and touring non-stop in support of that album, the founding members of Gemini Soul – Ajamu Akinyele and Jon O’Bergh – moved to the Washington, D.C. area in July of that year. The band remained on hiatus until the release of their 2015 release ‘Willona’s Boutique.’ This album marks as their sixth and final Gemini Soul project. The album was promoted …
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Dark Skin Babies : The Movement

by Gemini Soul feat. Ajamu Akinyele

Released 2009
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Released 2009
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Influenced by Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Parliament-Funkadelic and the bass funk of Marcus Miller, this album is a mind-blowing mix of experimental jazz/funk fusion that musically explores the 70s jazz fusion movement.
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‘Dark Skin Babies : The Movement’ is an experimental jazz funk-fusion album from Gemini Soul, and is the bands most political and social conscience collection to date. ‘Dark Skin Babies : The Movement’ is the follow-up to their 2008 critically acclaimed release ‘The Nefertiti Xperience,’ and marks as the fifth Gemini Soul project. The album features three cover songs Meshell Ndegeocello's "Al-Falaq 113," Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon," and Prince's "All The Critics Love You In New York." Gemini Soul makes …
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The Nefertiti Xperience

by Gemini Soul feat. Ajamu Akinyele

Released 2008
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Released 2008
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Inspired by the bass funk of Meshell Ndegeocello and the jazz fusion of Herbie Hancock, this album captures the true essence of Gemini Soul’s "Cyber Jazz."
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Gemini Soul's music isn't your typical jazz; it's Cyber Jazz! The Sun Goddess, Queen Nefertiti of ancient Egypt, is the concept of Gemini Soul's fourth album ‘The Nefertiti Xperience.’ Musically influenced by Herbie Hancock's critically acclaimed jazz/fusion album ‘Head Hunters’ and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, who continues to be Gemini Soul's muse, ‘The Nefertiti Xperience’ features two cover tunes "Chance To Grow" written by Wendy & Lisa of Prince and The Revolution and "Compared To What?" …
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Live : The Liquid Soul Tour

by Gemini Soul feat. Ajamu Akinyele

Released 2007
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Released 2007
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Inspired by the smooth sounds of Sade, the funk of Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke, and the fusion of Herbie Hancock this album captures Gemini Soul performing their eclectic blend of jazz/funk fusion live, known as "Cyber Jazz."
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After releasing ‘Liquid Soul’ which gave fans the ultimate experience in a new direction in jazz...Cyber Jazz, Gemini Soul hit the road to promote the album. This gave birth to ‘Live : The Liquid Soul Tour’ album.

This is not your typical jazz; this is Cyber Jazz! ‘Live : The Liquid Soul Tour’ captures Gemini Soul over several shows doing what they do best - performing live. Ajamu Akinyele's bass playing is in the style of …
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Liquid Soul

by Gemini Soul feat. Ajamu Akinyele

Released 2007
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Released 2007
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Musically inspired by the smooth sounds of Sade, the funk of Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke, and the fusion of Herbie Hancock this is the new direction in jazz.
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‘Liquid Soul’ the jazz/fusion album from Gemini Soul featuring Ajamu Akinyele is musically inspired by bassists Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, the smooth sounds of Sade, and pianists Dave Brubeck and Michael Cain. ‘Liquid Soul’ gives fans the ultimate experience in a new direction in jazz...Cyber Jazz.

Ajamu Akinyele and Jon O’Bergh, known as the “Cyber Jazz” duo Gemini Soul, released their sophomore album ‘Liquid Soul’ which features new original music, plus favorite …
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A Cyber Jazz Holiday

by Gemini Soul feat. Ajamu Akinyele

Released 2005
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Released 2005
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Holiday smooth jazz/fusion, capturing the true essence of the season in the likes of Vince Guaraldi, Nat King Cole, and Dave Brubeck to put you in the holiday spirit.
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‘A Cyber Jazz Holiday’ features original music, plus favorite standards such as Vince Guaraldi's “Christmas Time Is Here” renamed "The Holiday's Are Here," and Nat King Cole's “The Christmas Song” renamed "The Holiday Song." The album also includes the holiday classics "Silent Night" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." The physical album includes a bonus track of Miles Davis' "So What," and was only available at live shows during the holiday season. The album was …
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About

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer André Akinyele has recorded under the names Marcel and Ajamu Akinyele, exploring multiple music genres. He is the bandleader and bassist of the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul, the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Looking for Lester, as well as the vocalist and keyboardist for the electronic synth-pop duo Lavender Lush. He is also the co-author of the book Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello.

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