Friday, January 20, 2017

Lucky Brown & The S.G.'s new 45

Some wicked funky biz via Tramp Tapes: "The mysterious Cecil Moses & The S.G.’s (Oliver Klomp - drums, Colin Higgins - guitar, Bob Heinemann - bass, and Marc Hager - keys) unite with deep funk pioneer Lucky Brown to interpret Lucky’s original “Mesquite Suite”, a collection of spiritual folk/jazz modal melodies fused with earthy and arcane rhythms composed in the summer of 2015 in an ashram in the Texas Hill Country.

The S.G.’s, who specialize in their own brand of great quartet instrumental soul ala Booker T. & The M.G.’s and The Meters, adapted quickly to Lucky’s experimental, rudimentary, vernacular, and minimalist approach. One thing you will notice in these tunes is that the vast space created by the musicians and the composition is what allows the FEEL to filter through, and for Lucky Brown, FEEL is what it is all about.

This first single presents the theme-song of their collection, a deep tribal shuffle, “Mesquite Beat”, upon which Jason Cressey - trombone, and Thomas Deakin - sax, offer their own explorations. The flip is an upbeat and minimal pentatonic anthem entitled “Justice”, featuring Lucky Brown himself on funk flute."

Out 3rd Feb on 7" vinyl/digital on Tramp Tapes a new imprint from Tramp Records 

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