Multi-instrumentalist Joey Dosik, a 33-year old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, crafts original soul music that draws from the pantheon: Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder. On this edition of The Checkout, we'll get inside some of his sports-themed songs and walk through his autobiographical, L.A.-centered jazz playlist.
I first heard Dosik in 2012, through his affiliation with the funk band Vulfpeck, and I was immediately was sold. His latest record, Inside Voice, was released last year on the Secretly Canadian label, and coupled with a well-received international tour. The album includes appearances by members of Vulfpeck as well as singer Moses Sumney and Flying Lotus collaborator Miguel-Atwood Ferguson.
Not only does Dosik work tirelessly to sculpt analog recordings rooted in traditional R&B, he has a background in jazz saxophone. We'll get to know his musical inspirations and hear tales of his high school jazz days playing at The World Stage in Inglewood with legendary bassist Henry Grimes.
Music featured in episode:
“Outro,” Vulfpeck, Vollmilch
“Ornithology,” Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker on Dial: The Complete Sessions
“Her," Kamau Daáood, Leimert Park
“The Giant Is Awakened,” Horace Tapscott, The Giant Is Awakened
"Radhe-Shyam,” Alice Coltrane, Transcendence
“Paul’s Pal” Sonny Rollins, St Thomas in Stockholm 1959
"Running Away," Joey Dosik, Game Winner EP
“Game Winner (Stadium Version)," Joey Dosik, Inside Voice
"Inside Voice," Joey Dosik, Inside Voice
Go to Joey Dosik's website for more information.