CHRIS KINGDON is one half of soul duo MATHER & KINGDON. By now you’ll know and love their 2015 LP ‘Life’s So Sweet’. There is, we’re assured, a follow-up on the way but the duo are also pursuing solo endeavours and we’ve already reported on Stuart Mather’s series of singles and we’ll be bringing you a review of his long player very soon.
Chris has been ultra busy too and sticking with the KINGDON moniker he’s all set to release a single that will take you back to the heady heyday of jazz funk. Chris’s infectious little tune is called ‘Free Your Mind’ and over its sweet six minutes that’s just what it should help you do! The cut rides a tight groove that might remind you of those great tunes by artists like Lonnie Liston Smith and Mezzoforte, though right now I’m hearing echoes of Rodney Franklin’s ‘The Groove’ in it, yes… it has that hypotonic insistence about it… little wonder it’s already riding high on the Sweet Rhythms chart.