The Satellite Orchestra is the latest project from Los Angeles keyboardist Rodney Lee. The music is a cinematic journey into soulful live electronica with Lee navigating from a Fender Rhodes electric piano. The CD was released in July 2006 and features Rico Belled on bass, Allen Lightner on percussion, Dino Soldo on bass clarinet and flutes, Dave Karasony on Drums, and vocalists Jody Watley, Jeff Robinson, C.C. White, and Wade3.
The Satellite Orchestra is like a chance meeting of Massive Attack, Zero-7, and Herbie Hancock.
"Coming from a science background, I have always been fascinated by the interaction of man and machine. I am continually experimenting with musical ways in which the two co-exist." - Rodney Lee
The special guest vocalists bring that final touch of soul -- a human element that rises above the infectious groovescapes laid down by the rhythm section.
The result is an aurally stimulating journey into a cosmos of Jazz Funk.