|During a chat on AOL Live on 22 July 1997, a fan asked Prince if he could you see "himself going in a more jazzier forum of music in the near future, not Madhouse type, but a purer Miles type improve jazz". Prince (as The Artist ) replied:|
" I am working on a free 4m record with Jacob Armen...the most frightening drummer I have ever heard"
Armen signed a 7-year contract with Paisley Park Records at the age of 10 in 1992. He released an album on NPG Records (in Europe only) called "Drum Fever" in three years later, in September 1995. Although it was released on his label, Prince was not involved musically on this album.
Nothing else is known about the free-form jazz record Prince said he worked on with him in 1997 as no further announcement or comment were made. It is likely, however, that an album was never fully compiled, and remained more of an idea than a fully executed project.
When his contract expired, Armen released his second album, called "Breakthrough" on his own label (JAAB Records) in 2001. As for "Drum Fever", this album does not include any musical contribution by Prince.