By Miles Raymer
September 25, 2014 at 05:22 PM EDT

Producer/composer/pianist Taylor McFerrin is the rare member of the Flying Lotus-led Brainfeeder collective to operate out of New York City rather than L.A., but the influence of vintage soul, psychedelic jazz, and Golden Age rap beats on his music is right in line with the crew’s aesthetic mission statement. His debut album, Early Riser, which came out on Brainfeeder earlier this summer, features a fascinating cast of special guests including Brainfeeder bass master Thundercat, pianist Robert Glasper, Brazilian jazz veteran Cesar Camargo Mariano, and McFerrin’s dad Bobby. For the lead single “The Antidote” he teamed up with Hiatus Kaiyote vocalist Nai Palm and created a psych-soul cut wrapped in the warm and captivatingly complex textures that he specializes in. Its trippy black-and-white animated video was made by director Simon Benjamin, who also drew Early Riser‘s cover.

Taylor McFerrin Tour Dates

Sep. 25 Osaka, Japan – Conpass

Set. 26 Tokyo, Japan – WWW

Oct. 01 Mechanicsburg, PA – Messiah College

Oct. 04 Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock Music Festival

Oct. 08 Denver, CO – 1Up on Colfax

Oct. 09 San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom

Oct. 13 Seattle , WA – The Triple Door

Oct. 14 Washington, DC – U St Music Hall

Oct. 15 New York, NY – Stage 48

Oct. 17 Dublin, Ireland – The Sugar Club

Oct. 19 Limerick, Ireland – Dolans Warehouse

Oct. 21 Bytom, PolandJazz – Club Fantom

Oct. 22 Wroclaw, Poland – Stary Klasztor

Oct. 23 Poznan, Poland – SPOT

Oct. 24 Hamburg, Germany – Uberjazz Festival

Oct. 26 Berlin, Germany – Prince Charles

Oct. 27 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique

Oct. 28 Roubaix, France – Nuages@La Cave Aux Poetes

Oct. 29 Paris, France – La Bellevilloise

Oct. 30 London, England, United Kingdom – Birthdays

Oct. 31 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Bird

Nov. 01 Eindhoven, Netherlands – So Whats Next? Festival

Nov. 02 Amsterdam, Netherlands – MC Theatre

Nov. 05 Bologna, Italy – Locomotiv Club

Nov. 06 Rome, Italy – Rialto

Nov. 07 Molfetta, Bari, Apulia, Italy – Eremo Club

Nov. 08 Milan, Lombardy, Italy – Circolo Arci Biko

Nov. 12 Prague 1, Czech Republic – The Roxy

Nov. 13 Barcelona, Spain – Festival Int’l de Jazz de Barcelona

Nov. 14 Lisboa, Portugal – Musicbox

Nov. 15 Porto, Portugal – Plano B

Dec. 04 San Antonio, TX – 502 Bar

Dec. 05 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room

Dec. 06 Dallas, TX – Three Links