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On 'Reincarnation' Baltimore vibesman Warren Wolf reveals an entirely different side to his multi-faceted talents, allowing him to indulge his love for the R&B and soul hits that served as the soundtrack to his formative years in the 1990s. It's also a celebration of a new lease on life, a happiness and contentment that he's discovered through a new marriage and his five beloved children.

Through his three prior Mack Avenue Music Group releases and his attention-grabbing work with the likes of Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Karriem Riggins, Jeremy Pelt, and the SFJAZZ Collective, Warren Wolf has established himself as the foremost straight-ahead vibraphonist of his generation, a bop torchbearer well equipped to carry the mantle of forebears like Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson.

For 'Reincarnation', the vibist realised he'd need a band equally versed in the jazz tradition and the sultry feel of vintage R&B. His compositions touched on the R&B groups that blared from the radio in his high school and college days: D'Angelo, Mint Condition, Prince, even 2Pac. He found the ideal chemistry through a mix of scene veterans and rising stars - drummer Carroll "CV" Dashiell III, bassist Richie Goods and newcomer vocalist Imani-Grace Cooper.

Marcellus "Bassman" Shepard, aka "The Man with the Voice," a DJ on Baltimore's WEAA 88.9, serves as emcee and Greek chorus throughout the album, providing a radio-style intro for the album on the opening track, "Smooth Intro," and a summary farewell on the bookending "Smooth Outro."

"This is just an album about love and feel-good music," Wolf summed up. "At this point in my career, I just wanted to show that I can be versatile in many different styles. I plan to continue to grow and play all the wonderful music that has shaped me as a musician today."


  1. Name
  2. Smooth Intro
  3. For Ma
  4. Vahybing
  5. In The Heat Of The Night
  6. The Struggle
  7. For The Love Of You
  8. Sebastian And Zo?
  9. Livin' The Good Life
  10. Come And Dance With Me
  11. Smooth Outro
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