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Bing Ji Ling performs some acoustic soul at KPFK

You don’t expect someone who looks like Zach Galifianakis’ big brother to belt out sweet soul like this, but indeed he does.  Quinn Luke is the man behind Bing Ji Ling, and he spent some time at KPFK, performing acoustic versions of tracks from his latest release Shadow To Shine.  During the interview we talk a little bit about how he got the nickname Bing Ji Ling, the influence of Rare Groove on the sound of the record and all the various projects he is involved in, including being a member of the Phenomenal Hand Clap Band, Coppa with Cool Chris of Groove Merchant and Incarnations with Bart Davenport and Daniel Collás.  We didn’t even get to talk about his collaborations with Tommy Guerrero and Shawn Lee…speaking of which, based on his varied and exceptional pedigree, his multi-instrumental talents, soul stylings and that big-time beard, Quinn is now my odds on favorite to be the person behind the mysterious Clutchy Hopkins…perhaps I’ll ask him about it next time he’s in LA. 

Bing Ji Ling on KPFK’s Melting Pot: Recorded 4-27-2011

4 Responses to “Be Our Guest: Bing Ji Ling on KPFK’s Melting Pot”

  1. guy

    can I get tracklisting for this show?

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