Plug & Play [Bonus Tracks]

Plug & Play [Bonus Tracks]

by The New Mastersounds
     
 
If you miss the sounds of the Meters, of vintage Northern soul, of James Brown, of 1960s jazz-funk, and of Hammond organ jazz by the likes of Jimmy Smith, and if you wish you could hear all of them at the same time, then you're sure to get a kick out of this Leeds-based quartet. To

Overview

If you miss the sounds of the Meters, of vintage Northern soul, of James Brown, of 1960s jazz-funk, and of Hammond organ jazz by the likes of Jimmy Smith, and if you wish you could hear all of them at the same time, then you're sure to get a kick out of this Leeds-based quartet. To call the New Mastersounds "old school" doesn't quite do justice to their simultaneously backward-looking and forward-pushing sound, which fans of modern bands like the Charlie Hunter Quartet and Medeski, Martin & Wood will recognize immediately -- but so will those who cut their teeth on Jack McDuff and Lou Donaldson records. When guest vocalist Dionne Charles comes in (especially on the barnburning "Looking for an Answer"), the result is like an unholy cross between James Brown and Aretha Franklin; when the band slips into Afro-beat mode on "Kuna Matata" (featuring singer Troy Tuscan), the result is, strangely, more like a cross between Fela Kuti and Barry White. [The bonus track edition ends with three remixes of varying utility and necessity, but the album-closing Drawbar remix of "King Uncomforter" is brilliant. Also included in the bonus track section is a fine live version of "Thermal Bad."]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/2009
Label:
ONE NOTE RECORDS
UPC:
0718122406234
catalogNumber:
13

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Mastersounds   Primary Artist
Sam Bell   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Simon Allen   Drums,Group Member
Pete Shand   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Eddie Roberts   Guitar,Tambourine,Group Member
Dionne Charles   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Joe Tatton   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Richard Formby   Engineer
Chris Cheney   Engineer
Jo Brooks   Remixing,Audio Production
S. Allen   Composer
Dan Goldman   Remixing,Audio Production
Eddie Roberts   Producer,Audio Production
J. Tatton   Composer
T. Tuscan   Composer
Simon Ham   Remixing,Audio Production
P. Shand   Composer
E. Roberts   Composer
D. Charles   Composer

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