Yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s project, Surf. The collaboration, consisting of Chicagoans Chance The Rapper, trumpeter Nico Segal (Donnie Trumpet), Peter Cottontale, Greg Landfair Jr. and Nate Fox enchanted listeners with its jazz-infused soulful arrangements and Chance’s lyrical contributions.
Surf, which was the first-ever free album to be available on iTunes, also served as the group’s debut LP. “The First Time” features a mix of previously unheard material from early recording sessions.
“This is a collection of unused Surf pieces, an ode to the era. Thank you to everyone who’s still listening and growing with the music.” – Donnie Trumpet via Soundcloud
Donnie Trumpet is performing in Chicago with The Roots on July 6th