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Blood and Whiskey feat Tucker Antell & Mike Outram – Out Now!
This tune should have made it onto Tucker’s first solo album but somehow didn’t.
This was great news for our session as we all loved the gritty and rootsy Blues feeling of his original composition. Both Tucker on the tenor sax and Mike on the guitar, take extensive solos on this one – resulting in a seven and a half minute track!
‘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.
‘Backburner’ was recorded as part of ‘The Hang’ – an album recorded live at Masterlink Studios on two days. Each musician contributed original tunes to this session and the result is…fresh and exciting!
‘Go East’ is a Big Band jazz funk tune written by Stefan Redtenbacher. Inspired by Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ and Jaco Pastorius’ ‘Word of Mouth’ Big Band – it has several ‘mini’ movements and features the double bass (Bruce Gertz) and electric bass (Stefan Redtenbacher) – both in accompanying and solo roles.