Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium has been involved with music since childhood. Growing up in Flatbush Brooklyn Fred has been exposed to a wide variety of music such as the R&B/Funk and Rock and Roll of the 70’s, Electro/Hip-Hop, Reggae and Disco of the early 80’s as well as House music of the mid-80’s early 90’s.
Coming from a musical family it’s no stretch of the imagination why Fred is a artist, however not in the traditional sense. Science and philosophy play a large roll in his approach to music and life itself. Choosing to present rawness over the pristine, substance over style and vibe over formula is the very definition of the projects he brings to life such as his music under his Black Jazz Consortium. guise .
Fred began his education in the world of sound sculpting in the late 80’s in his home in Flatbush. Collecting old broken cassette decks and repairing them was more than a hobby it was a necessity. In order to carry out his experiments he needed the proper tools, having limited means he made do with what he had and improvised. The results of these experiments at the time didn’t come into play until some years later.
As years went by Fred quietly continued to build his musical vocabulary as a artist and producer. Doing demos and making beats for emerging Hip Hop artists from Brooklyn as well as rhythm programming for the late Noel Pointer in the early 90’s. The Studio has always been a second home for Fred. Music is the language that brings his point across. Djaying is the arena to spread these points of view and if you ask him what’s the point he will always say the same thing: ” Love, Life and Rhythm. It is Fred’s philosophy that music is the universal language that brings everyone together under a sound , under a groove and vibration. What you do with it is a personal choice but it’s there for everyone inclusively .