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Bump-de-Bump “The epitome of New Orleans swagger, strut and in-your-face funk”.
Firmly following in the footsteps of the Meters and taking in the Funkestra’s general love for the New Orleans Funk and Jazz tradition, Bump-de-Bump‘s infectious groove features Berklee College of Music piano chair Dave Limina and Boston based tenor saxophonist Tucker Antell
Written by guitarist Mike Outram this single release forms part of Redtenbacher’s Funkestra’s ‘live-in-the-studio’ album The Hang – which will be released later this year.
‘Bump-de-Bump’ is firmly stepping into the footsteps of the Meters and the Funkestra’s general love for the New Orleans Funk and Jazz tradition.
Guitarist Nat Martin playing an instrumental cover version of The Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ for the Masterlink Sessions, backed by the studio house band, the Redtenbacher’s Funkestra.
‘Blood & Whiskey’ is a rootsy funk tune with a heavy riff and some exquisite solo flights by guitarist Mike Outram and saxophonist Tucker Antell who also wrote this tune. When we asked him what the story behind the title was we heard all about his favorite Boston bar serving the cocktail that inspired this tune. A perfect tune for ‘The Preacher’ – Season 5!
‘Shutdown’ is a Jazz Fusion track in the steps of the Brecker Brothers. It was recorded live at Masterlink Studios as part of the album ‘The Hang’. Guitarist Mike Outram and Tucker Antell on tenor saxophone (who also wrote the tune) are stretching out in this intense groove workout with a perpetuating groove provided by the exquisitely solid rhythm section.