Ragan Whiteside, the flautist who catches the ear like few in the world of contemporary jazz can, is getting ready to make waves again with the release of her third single, “See You at the Get Down” from her critically acclaimed album, TREBLEMAKER. “See You at the Get Down” follows on the heels of Ragan’s Billboard #1 single, “Corey’s Bop” and features The PR Experience and Bob Baldwin.
This track is unique for a number of reasons. It’s rare to have a full horn section (brilliantly played by The PR Experience) on a flute tune, which contributes to the vibrant energy the song embodies. “See You at the Get Down” also features a drum break that Old School DJs would call the “Get Down.”
What is the “Get Down”?
Old School DJs would extend the drum break or the “Get Down” for dancing, DJ battling, and more. Favorite Contemporary Jazz songs they would grab the Get Down from include Bob James‘ “Take Me to the Mardi Gras,” Headhunters’ “God Make Me Funky,” Lonnie Liston Smith‘s “Spinning Wheel,” and Lou Donaldson’s “Ode to Billy Joe”.