Seasoned British soul singer Omar Lye-fook has been making music for over 30 years and comes from a highly accomplished musical family, notably his younger brother, Scratch Professor. "Ordinary Day" is a groovy soul track with heavy Brazilian percussion, and a ridiculously funky bass line from the great Stuart Zender, best known as Jamiroquai 's bassist.
The guitar and percussion start the track as Omar's percussive scatting build up to the drums bringing in the groove of the song. The song is an undeniably positive instrumental, even more so when accentuated with Omar's lyrics describing his love for his family. This song is a celebration of those special people in our ordinary lives who make life more meaningful each day. After a gradual build up with strings, horns and the rest of the band, the end of the track solos Omar's layered harmonies, reminding us to "make time for the ones you love."
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About the Curator, Caitlin Moss:
Drum set player and percussionist Caitlin Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has performed at such venues as the Skirball Center and the Ford Amphitheatre and has toured nationally and internationally, including performances in Mexico and Cuba, with Grammy-winning bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal. She performs and records in Los Angeles as a freelance musician and as a member of several original bands. Caitlin is also teaching drum set, percussion, piano, and music production classes at a youth arts center operated by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.