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After Midnight (2017)

“As we approach the light, we begin to see things once obscured by the night.  As darkness fades, our hearts are filled with the newness of the day…”

Bright Side Of Midnight (2014)

“With creative and exciting features from ChartelLee MoEl’Ahmad Barak, and Rick Tate Jr., Vertical Current takes listeners on a diverse musical journey, from the smooth yet pulsating title track “Bright Side of Midnight” to the groovy, ‘De La Soul-esque’, rendition of “Summer Time” with Lee Mo.” -Mike Sanford, Heed Magazine (
“The concept is about not only outlasting the darkness, but also racing toward the light!”- Chris Stevens, Founder

“Bright Side Of Midnight is a body of work that is intended to express hope! On the surface it’s a blend of jazz standards with a twist and some really funky originals. However, the concept is not only about outlasting the darkness, but also racing toward the light! The difference between p.m. and a.m. can be as small as a second. Though you may not see it yet, your expectation is to see the sun arise out of the darkness. In the midnights of life, we have to maintain the hope of the sun. The bright side of midnight is that the new day has already begun.”

aRe (2011)

Vertical Current’s debut as a recording entity explores the thresholds of modern jazz in hopes of cultivating a fresh sound by combining elements of various styles and genres.