THE ZONE IDENTITY: "Funk​-​I​-​Tus" b​/​w "Let The Music Take Your Mind"

by J-Zone



The first of many collaborations with funk-soul label, Fraternity Music Group. Two of my favorite funk 45s from 1969 get a 2017 re-working for this release.

The Zone Identity is a work in progress - it's essentially me paired with different combinations of musicians to see what comes about. Basically, any funk endeavors I have that aren't under The Du-Rites' umbrella. For the inaugural release, I'm joined by percussionist Ray May, guitarist/bassist Ed Littman and Bennett Paster on the Hammond B-3. Ed and Bennett are members of Fraternity Music Group house band, The UBs. I'm on drums and pick up bass duties on the b-side as well.

Instrumental funk for your stereo!


released May 8, 2017

J-Zone: Drums, Bass*
Ed Littman: Guitar, Bass**
Bennett Paster: Organ
Ray May: Congas

* On "Let The Music Take Your Mind"
** On "Funk-I-Tus"


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J-Zone Queens, New York

I did 15 years in the music biz, but never could deal with the biz part. After a slew of albums and production credits, I hung it up and decided to get a "real" job in 2009. That didn't work out too well. I wrote a book (Root for the Villain:Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure) in 2011, learned to play drums and returned to music in 2013. The music to the left is my story. Well, most of it. ... more

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