Perry delivers more than you bargained for on his eclectic and hypnotic new album Maximize — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A rich hybrid of instrumental jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul/R&B, progressive rock and more, the multi-talented American artist’s latest outing puts his neo-retro signature sound front and centre, fashioning an intriguing genre-fluid creation for aficionados of all stripes.
“I just want to make people happy,” Perry says humbly. “I started playing piano when my father bought a second hand piano home when I was about eight years old. I started playing by ear and listening to a wide variety of different genres of music. I listened to the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire to Jeff Lorber, Pleasure, Heatwave and many others. Chick Corea was also instrumental in my musical development.”
Perry — aka Max Clemmons — played piano on a disco recording called Billy Who with legendary drummer and studio musician Yogi Horton. He wrote a song for his cousin Joe Clemmons called Dancing For Your Love, which was released on Spider Web Records.
Listen to Maximize below.