Given the impressive lineup of Forq you could easily call them a supergroup. Keyboard player Henry Hey founded Rudder and has played with Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and David Bowie, among others. Drummer Jason ‘JT’ Thomas has played with Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller and D’Angelo, and bassist and Grammy winner Michael League founded Snarky Puppy, the instrumental fusion band of which guitarist Chris McQueen is also a member. League and Thomas became close friends when they played together in Texas for almost two years in Bernard Wright’s trio. They are responsible for Forq’s Southern groove. When they moved to New York they founded Forq together with Hey and Adam Rogers, and their Texas roots became firmly embedded in the turmoil of the Big Apple. The band’s self-titled debut album is sometimes reminiscent of Headhunters or Weather Report, and contains both laid-back, dream-like moments and furious, intricate beats. Rogers has since made way for McQueen with whom the band will record their second album later this year.