Sounds Visual Radio
Sounds Visual Radio
Episode 28: JJ Whitefield of Poets of Rhythm

JJ Whitefield is a Munich, Germany-based guitar player, bandleader, composer, and producer. He began his career as the co-founder of the Poets of Rhythm, a band where he perfected the raw sounds and rhythms of deep American funk. Ultimately, the band carved out a sound of their own and became the forefathers of the soul-funk revival.

After Poets of Rhythm disbanded, Whitefield continued to push the boundaries of his aesthetic, blurring the lines between funk, afro-jazz, psych, prog rock, and Krautrock, in projects like the Whitefield Brothers, Karl Hector & the Malcouns, and Embryo.

For a Spotify playlist highlighting songs from JJ’s discography, as well as some tracks from his favorite artists, please visit:

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