R&B Soul and Jazz supergroup Dinner Party release a new single titled ” Insane” featuring Ant Clemons.
Dinner Party, comprised of Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, and friends, teamed up with Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter Ant Clemons and Grammy-winning producer Sounwave on the new single.
There is a unique laid-back vibe to the song “Insane” that blends hip-hop and R&B soul with counterpoint rhythms built around a looped drum sample from Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit.” With accomplished pianist Glasper’s accompaniment, singer-songwriter Clemons’ signature vocals are a real musical delight.
The single’s artwork credit belongs to Kamasi Washington’s sister Amani Washington.
Dinner Party will be performing Thursday, March 9, 2023, in NYC at Terminal 5. click here to purchase tickets. The group is also set to perform at Coachella in April.
Check out Dinner Party’s “Insane” visualizer featuring Ant Clemons below. Visulalizer credit: Juppi Juppsen.
The group previously released their self-titled EP Dinner Party in 2020 followed by a reimagined version titled “Dinner Party: Dessert,” which featured Cordae, Herbie Hancock, Buddy, Bilal, Tank, and the Bangas, Punch, and Rapsody, alongside newcomers Reuben Vincent, Malaya and Alex Isley, plus vocals from resident Dinner Party guest Phoelix.
Stream “Dinner Party: Dessert” here.
About Dinner Party:
Dinner Party started as an idea that came together while Martin and Glasper were on the road, touring with Glasper’s R+R=NOW. The two longtime friends originally met in 1996 at a jazz band camp and have continued to work closely on their own projects and producing for others. With the idea to meld many of their influences and practices into a new sound, nodding to jazz and soul but ultimately rooted in hip-hop, the idea for the new group was born. Martin called on Washington, a longtime friend that he met in 1992 in a high school jazz band, and seminal beat-maker and producer 9th Wonder to elevate the project musically. With all four as masters of their craft and then some – Martin and Washington on saxophone, Glasper on keys, and 9th Wonder doing production.