Redtenbacher's Funkestra - 'A Very Funky Christmas'
This album infuses funk, 60s boogaloo, jazz and 70s disco into classic holiday songs. This collection will inspire you to boogie through the season and take your holiday joy to the next level. The title track seems destined to be added to everyone’s holiday party mix.
£8.00 — £9.00
“This five-song EP is just the thing to brighten up any staid holiday gathering. These instrumentals percolate with Latin jazz-funk, bringing big-band juice and rhythmic punch to four yuletide classics and one original, the title track.” (Los Angeles Times, 3-star review out of 4)
“YAY!!!!! I LOVE THIS and can pretty much promise that this’ll get HEAVY play on The Night Before… well done!!” (Robert Drake – WXPN Philadelphia)
“A Very Funky Christmas” was created in a very unique way on three different continents with the help of Skype, Elance and FTP servers. It all started in Turkey when the Swiss producer, Thomas Feurer, found himself heartily humming Christmas melodies into his laptop. A couple of emails later the Austrian bass artist, Stefan Redtenbacher, was laying down tracks in his London studio fabricating funky arrangements you would not usually associate with Christmas.
Thomas Feurer couldn’t wait to get home, to New York that is, where he would add more instruments including saxes, sleigh bells and a flexotone. The icing on the cake was a big bold brass section featuring Dutch trumpet player Albert Leusink and American trombonist Michael Davis. Many Skype and FTP exchanges later Thomas Feurer and Stefan Redtenbacher were so excited about their foolishly funky Christmas creations that they felt like sharing them with the whole world.
There are two different options for buying the album via this website.
- A Physical CD. Shipping is free but bear in mind I’m a busy bassist, so it may take a few days to reach you!
- An MP3 which is encoded at the highest rate (320 Kbps, 44,100 Hz, 16 Bit) to produce small but very good quality files which are almost universally playable. If you choose this option after checkout you’ll be sent a link and have 3 attempts to download the product. The link expires after 3 days and only works if clicked from the same IP address (same computer) you used to buy the product. Please Note that if you purchase the digital version, we’ll send a download link very quickly, usually within a few minutes so if it’s not arrived within the hour, please check your SPAM or Junk Mail folder.