“A brief history of the freqs…
The birth of the FREE FORM FUNKY FREQS intertwined with the untimely death of Tonic, the legendary underground center for jazz, rock performance and experimental music in lower Manhattan. In its waning days a number of performances were commissioned from artists associated with the venue. Enter Weston, whose called two long time friends to share the stage. Due to traveling and production circumstances, the trio had not played a single note together. The success of this spontaneous performance at Tonic came as a surprise and revelation to the members of the trio. What started as an impromptu gig, now begged further consideration. Shortly thereafter, Weston invited Reid and Tacuma to come to the rhythm section’s native Philadelphia, playing the underground haven, Tritone. Once again with no prior planning, the three took the stage and had yet another remarkable evening.s it the reinvention of the power trio, or is it a peak into the future or perhaps it’s the present being fast-forwarded? That is for you to decide, but either way, it’s a journey worth taking.
Willing to take a risk, Reid booked time at a little known but professionally appointed studio near his home in Staten Island.
These three musical innovators went into the studio wanting to explore the organic energy and excitement they felt from the live performances with the first studio album Urban Mythology . Since then they have recorded a second album Bon Vivant produced by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and are in the planning stages of a third studio session.
Since their inception Free Form Funky Freqs have performed 72 concerts worldwide, thrilling audiences with a once in a lifetime chance to hear something that was never heard before and will never be heard again . Where will number 73 be? Stay tuned to find out . ”