Youngstown, OH — Thursday, September 26th, 2019 — Ohio based EntreMusician and SounDoctrine Drummer/Producer Jere B releases his debut solo project “Fizh&Gritz” which intentionally addresses present cultural issues from a faith-based perspective. The album is available on various online platforms.
The First Single, “Fake News” scrutinizes Mainstream Media sources for the obvious bias interjected into stories instead of reporting the news without editorializing or interjecting personal opinions. Other songs like “Only Two,” challenges emerging cultural norms by repeatedly quoting Genesis 1:27, affirming that God created Two Genders, not multiple ones. “Tolerance” ponders the practice of those who cry loudest for others to be tolerant of them and their lifestyles are the least likely to show it. “Obfuscating Euphemisms” explores various words and phrases created & redefined, such as “Toxic Masculinity,” “Racism,” “Woke,” “Preferred Pronouns” and other such narratives now used to reshape society.
“My Motive is to spark deeper dialogue into areas where people only appear to be shouting,” states Jere B. “To Me, It Doesn’t Matter if You’re DemocratRepublicanWhiteBlackLatinxStraightGay or Otherwise. At our Core, We Are First and Foremost a Person. If We don’t learn how to engage healthy conversation, even into points where we agree to disagree, we are going to destroy the essence of the human experience and the whole of society. I write from a perspective of faith because I am a man who’s faith in God is deeply rooted, yet I believe every single person deserves respect and dignity, so I live this out in my personal life. This album is a snapshot of what’s happening and what’s hopeful!”
“F&G” also questions the Christian Church’s response (or lack thereof) in addressing such difficult narratives. The tunes “Repentance,” “Shake&Shine,” “Grace&Truth” and “The One” were written to encourage, challenge and celebrate the Christian Faith.
“Fizh&Gritz” is released to staggered phases, including Emanate, a new crypto-currency platform and through a micro-subscription model on Jere B / SounDoctrine’s website which allows subscribers access to various versions and mixes. The CD is also available via CD Baby and traditional Online Outlets. A Bonus Song, “Let Me Live” which will be made available to Jere B subscribers only, is written from the viewpoint of a fetus in the womb of a mother contemplating abortion.
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Ohio Based Originalternativefunkjazzfusionists, SounDoctrine’s music has been featured on The Weather Channel’s “Music on the 8’s.” The band boasts four award-winning albums released between 2002 and 2015. SounDoctrine has opened for jazz greats like Spyro Gyra, Kirk Whalum, and Pieces Of A Dream among others. The band’s cover of Bobby Womack’s “Stop on By,” featuring guitarist Eric Tyus spent two weeks on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Top Ten in November of 2015 and their gentle ballad, “Smallmouth Bass” composed by keyboardist Jim Couchenour was remixed for radio featuring jazz legend, Bob Baldwin. Drummer/Producer Jere B released his funk-filled solo debut, “Fizh& Gritz” in September 2019. SounDoctrine is currently working on “Vision” for release in 2020.
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