Norwalk CT’s Perry plays groovy instrumental jams that blend hiop-hop, jaz, soul, and pop to create a unique sound they call “Neo-Retro”. You can call their sound whatever you like, but I can assure you that it’ a sound that will force you to sway and vibe to the rhythm. As the alter-ego project of accomplished jazz musico Max Clemmons Jr., it has the smooth flow that you may hear while stuck on hold or riding an elevator, but with a hip-hop backdrop that transcends the overall feel into something both unique and unforgettable.
The latest release, an 8 song joint called Maximize, ranges from upbeat and dancey tracks to easy listening tracks that take you away, but the vibe is always smooth and always positive. In fact, positivity may be the most prevalent thing the listener can feel when listening to Maximize… at least, that is the case for this critic turned fan.
The opening track, “Do You”, sets the tone. The groove, the flow, the way it takes you to another place… a perfect way to kick off the album and a perfect introduction into what’s in store for your next 35 minutes, as you embark on the journey of Perry’s Maximize.