Grandfather Ridiculous – EP (2002)
Taylor McFerrin- Beatbox, Lyrics/Vocals, and Sampler
Joe Rybczyk (now Joe Ashlar)- Keyboards
Jason Fraticelli- Upright Bass
Nigel Sifantus- Drums
(hip hop/jazz funk/drum and bass)
This was the first group that I was in that really started gaining success at a grassroots level. It was formed at the New School in New York City where we were all attending at the time. A residency gig at Bar 9 in Manhattan and a Carnival Cruise ship gig was actually what lead to the development of some of the music. The band rehearsed about 5 times in total, but spent about 2 years touring throughout the northeast at clubs and festivals. Although we never did record that full length studio record, we were able to do this EP which was recorded in our Brooklyn loft at the time.