Meet World Cafe: Next artists The Jack Moves

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The Jack Moves | via http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2015/11/23/457114548/world-cafe-next-the-jack-moves
The Jack Moves | via http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2015/11/23/457114548/world-cafe-next-the-jack-moves

The Newark based soul group The Jack Moves are singer, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Zee Desmondes, and drummer, producer (and former pro skater) Teddy Powell. The duo recently released their self-titled debut album on Wax Poetics Records, and were recently chosen by World Cafe host David Dye as one of his weekly World Cafe: Next emerging artists to watch.

The Jack Moves may sound like a throwback soul band, but they are clearly rooted in the present. Combining symphonic soul, funk, and influenced by hip-hop, the band’s debut is an excellent album not to be missed if you’re a fan of Philly bands like The Delfonics and Blue Magic, and the sultry soul of groups like The Moments and The Escorts.

Below, download a World Cafe: Next podcast from The Jack Moves including the songs “Doublin’ Down,” and “Seasons Change.”

Purchase The Jack Moves self-titled album on Wax Poetics Records here.

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