Jazz keyboardist Everette DeVan is highly regarded by Kansas City music fans as a master of the mighty Hammond B3 organ and he's widely sought after by vocalists for his tasty piano accompaniment. He came to this area from Pueblo, Colorado back in 1968 and first gained local recognition as a founding member of the funky soul-jazz group ssSlick. Recently, a German record label discovered their early album This is ssSlick! and they've declared it a lost masterpiece of funky jazz.
Kansas City, MO – Original copies of the rare LP start at 70 dollars on record collectors' on-line stores, but now the German label is giving the recording the deluxe reissue treatment on CD. KC Currents' Alex Smith recently sat down with the groovemeister, who explained more about this latest career development.
DeVan will be performing with singer Christy Meinhardt this Saturday at the Drum Room and you can look for his recording This is ssSlick! to be reissued in the next few months. For more information check out his website.