Funk Ark's Debut
From the Rooftops
Out June 14, 2011
Recorded at ESL Music studios in Washington, dc, by thievery corporation's sound engineer christopher 'stone' garret, from the rooftops is the funk-tastic debut album from esl music's newest artist signing the funk ark! fronted by keyboard savant and long-time esl music session player will rast, the album delivers a healthy dose of vintage afrobeat, latin, and funk stylings. recalling the best of afrika 70, the jb's and the fania allstars all at once, the funk ark is your new one-stop shop for booty-shaking vintage grooves. shout it from the rooftops!
Thievery Corporation's Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) records has signed Will Rast's world funk ensemble, The Funk Ark. Based in Washington, D.C., the band has a debut album recorded which will be released on ESL Music in Spring/Summer 2011.
Released in 2006, Impressionable Youth was Will Rast's second album of straight ahdead jazz. The jazz piano virtuoso plays with intensity and direction. His song writing, however, sets him apart. Rast's stunning compositions bridge the gap between childhood wonderment and the reality of life in the 21st century.
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Will Rast & Friend's Photo Gallery # 2
Will and friends like to document their travels with photos from gigs and new locales. We'll add random photos as they become available. Check back often to see what's new!