Typically, my best memories from concerts are from those concerts where the crowd is on their feet dancing throughout the entire performance. Tonight, at Terminal West I got to dance all night to the sounds of The 4 Korners. The 4 Korners is a four-piece jazz fusion band with Clarence “T-Lee” Hill on keys, James “JT” Thompson on bass, Isaac “Ike” Thompson on guitar, and Jerrod “J-Rod” Sullivan on drums.
Their self-titled debut album was released independently in 2014 and Portal of Gold was released on Ropeadope Records in 2016. Their sound has all the beauty of jazz harmony and improvisation with the high energy of funk, rock and R&B mixed in. They opened the night with “What a Ride” the first track off The 4 Korners. The song was definitely a foreshadow of what the rest of the night would be. The slow mellow organ intro gave way to hard driving drums and soaring guitars
From here is was a nonstop party with songs from each of their albums: “Road to Eternity” , “King’s Highway”, “Table for 2” and “The Great Fight.” The 4 Korners ended the night with “Portal of Gold” the title track from their latest album. This is a playful and fun track with an infectious keyboard hook and a furious drum solo by J-Rod.
If you like your music with a solid groove to keep you moving or are a fan of Chick Corea’s Elektric Band, The Yellow Jackets, The New Mastersounds or Tribal Tech then this is a band for you.
Check out more from this north Atlanta based band on Spotify.