With their third album release, Eclipse, San Francisco-based Urban Jazz quartet Times 4 delivers a fresh set of modern grooves and uplifting jazz improvisation. Along with six new original songs collectively composed for the project, Eclipse also features fresh interpretations of classics by John Coltrane and Ron Carter/Miles Davis.
Over 11 years of collaboration and friendship have culminated in Times 4’s unique brand of Urban Jazz. Their joyful musical interplay generates tight, driving grooves, captivating melodies and dynamic improvisations that inspire their audience members, from critical to carefree, to tap their feet and feel dance in their bones.
Featuring Lincoln Adler (saxophones), Greg Sankovich (keyboards), Kevin Lofton (bass), and Maurice Miles (drums), the band’s artful and intense musical conversation is steeped in the history of friendship and common roots. Miles and Lofton have been friends and musical collaborators since high school; likewise, Adler and Sankovich continue a musical dialogue that also dates back to their teen years.
Times 4 has shared the stage with many esteemed artists including Kem, Anita Baker, Al Jarreau, Bob James and Fourplay, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Patrice Rushen, Patti Austin, Boney James, Norman Brown and Jonathan Butler.
“The quartet often thinks as one. They succeed as both funky dance music and a fine example of the funkier side of jazz.” - All Music Guide
“Characterized by cohesive improvisation and filled with the spirit of hip-hop rhythms and a groove-based approach, the music surges with a mesmerizing power and charms accordingly.” – AllAboutJazz.com