Smooth Jazz in the Mornin'
U-Turn Annual Fundraising Breakfast, 2709 North 30th St., Omaha, Nebraska
Thumper & Generation One will be the Headliner for the 5th Annual U-Turn fundraising Breakfast !!!
“Omaha musician, and music producer, Thumper is back on the music scene after almost 8 years with Some Six Education. The one man band has just released a brand new Jazz CD entitled “Six Education”. He, and his band Generation One (a band of instruments, not people.) have put together this dynamic new sound that is perfect for the holiday season, or any season. The CD has been 7 years in the making and the last 9 months or so perfecting it. Recording, and Mastering it in his own studio, on his own Thumpin' Hard Records label, and Backed by his own Entertainment company, United 4 Love Entertainment. Why Six Education you wonder ??? “I am a music teacher who teaches guitar, among other things.” Thumper said in an interview. Thumper plays all of the instruments and does all of the voices that you hear on this CD. This is definitely the CD you want to have when the moment strikes. You can pick up your copy of “Six Education at Homers records, or Borders music, or online at CDbaby.com. If you miss this one for Christmas, make sure you pick it up for Valentines Day.” - Calvin morris
— Omaha Star
“ this takes me to anotjer level, peace, love, hope of a new time and life! I've not heard anything that has put me so at peace in a long time. This artist has just did that and more i want to thank him for this truly awesome work.” - Craig S. Davis
“definitely got it going on, dude! can't keep this musical monster in a cage.” - stockwrock
“Hello Thumper, I just wanted to give you a yell and let you know I checked your music out via Airplay.com. Currently I am featuring your version of "My, My, My". That song is a home run hitter. I have heard a few other versions (jazz remakes) of the song, but yours is the one I prefer; it is a very smooth sound with a bass guitar leading. I will send you an update on feedback from my audience when I have it. Keep up the good work. Mr. Radio For more of some of the best Smooth Jazz via the internet, try my radio station - Smooth Jazz by Mr. Radio” - Mr. Radio
“We R a Nation," the 3rd CD by Thumper & Generation One, finds the one-man band continuing to navigate the sounds and styles of R&B, jazz, funk, rock, and pop with the intuitive finesse of a veteran ensemble. Opening with a propulsive R&B rock gem, "It's Time," worthy of Prince, Thumper establishes the contours of the 13 tracks to follow. The title song, "We R a Nation," rides an R&B quiet storm groove in a call-out for unity and tolerance, while "Dreams do Come True" is an urban-leaning contemporary song with a smooth jazz composition of both melody and rhythm. Finishing as strong as it started, the album closes with a bang with the bracing funk of "Chicken Pickin'," with its Southern-influenced groove and bursts of soulful horns. But throughout the album, its Thumper's tasteful guitar virtuosity – at times, reminiscent of George Benson, among other stalwarts – that provides the musical backbone to his accessible and catchy compositions. Definitely for fans of contemporary R&B and smooth jazz, Thumper & Generation One's "We R a Nation" CD has more than enough going on to satisfy the broadest of audiences. -Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team” - Rice B and Reviewer Team