He’s been called a poet, shaman and musical revolutionary. Born the only son of a Baptist preacher and registered nurse in St. Louis, Aaron Michael Frison, known to the public as Coultrain, was exposed to a multitude of musical genres starting with gospel, then from Blues to Jazz.
He also cites cultural influences as wide ranging as James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac and Stevie Wonder.
Coultrain | She’s a hustler
On Jungle Mumbo Jumbo, Coultrain continues the story started on his previous self-released album The Adventures of Seymour Liberty, which received an 89/100 on Okayplayer and made Soulbounce.com’s best of 2008 list.
Coultrain is a purist. Self-described as “not for these times,” “a revivalist,” and a “futurist,” his spiritual, soulful, conscious R&B owes credit to Lonnie Liston Smith, Patrice Rushen, Miles Davis, and Stevie Wonder, also not of these times.
Coultrain | Do you remember me?
For fans of Platinum Pied Pipers, Waajeed, DJ Spinna, Black Spade, Onra, and Bilal, this smooth, synth-laced and beat-rich album also recalls the ballads from the immediate post-Purple Rain Prince albums, updated with a progressive soul posture.
Coultrain has been featured on releases by Sureshot Symphony Solution (Nature Sounds), Hawthorne Headhunters (Plug Research), and Platinum Pied Pipers (Ubiquity), and has an unreleased full-length collaboration with Detroit legend Waajeed.
From the artist bio: “he is an era-less figure — equal parts king and fool, a performer who may not know where he is, but yet can still reveal the now to his audience like no other magician before.”
Coultrain is presenting by Digital in Berlin and we are giving away 2 x 2 tickets.
Please visit our Facebook site to win the tickets.
Saturday, 18 January 2014 | 23:00 CET
Cassiopeia | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain