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‘Walkin’ Struttin’ Strollin’ is not really a purist Washington D.C. Go-Go style tune, rather than a Funk tune inspired by Go-Go in the broadest sense, mixed in with influences from other funk sub-genres and of course, the universe of Jazz.
The journey of ‘The Funkie Moon’ started with Mike Sturgis getting a hold of a compilation album called ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ by Smokey Johnson. As a rhythm section we long have been in love with the music and grooves of New Orleans – classic bands like the Meters, Neville Brothers, Dr John, Professor Longhair, […]
‘Precious Time’ is the tune that follows the keyboard feature ‘Precious Time (The Lament)’ on ‘The Time Thief’ album. I had great fun writing this one and I’m hoping that your ears will find my experiments with multiple time-feels and tempos interesting and stimulating.
I love Gargoyles! I was most delighted when a good friend of ours presented me with a miniature Gargoyle – he was immediately nicknamed ‘Mr Goyle’. He always looks grumpy – no matter if it rains or shines – there is a good amount of stoicism about him (well, he is made of stone) – and I thought he would be well worth having his own tune.
Gigs at a Glance!
We’re playing at flutist Steve Rubie’s 606 Jazz Club on Friday 28th October to celebrate it’s 40th birthday – what an incredible achievement – Steve who has owned and managed this legendary jazz club in West London for four decades surely deserves a massive award and if I would have one – I surely hand it to him – in GOLD!
The time has come. ‘The Time Thief’, our ninth album will be out on December first and we will host a CD launch performance at our beloved 606 Jazz Club, on Friday, 2nd of December.