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NPG Q (short for NPG Quartet), was a short lived band project, initially referred to as NPJazz. The group was assembled by Prince to back-up Kandace Springs for a show at Paisley Park Studios in July 2014. The band featured John Blackwell on drums, Andrew Gouché on bass, Marcus Anderson on saxophone and Xavier Taplin on keyboards. Prince recorded guitar parts on the album they recorded in August 2014. NPG Q was disbanded when John Blackwell left to tour with D’Angelo in October 2014 and the album remain unreleased.

Band Members


Unreleased album