is where the rubber meets the road, right? We've been in the studio,
recording tunes for our upcoming album. Here's a sneak peak at
what we've been working on. These are Real Audio files; if you
need the Real Player, click at the link at the bottom and they'll
set ya up. Enjoy.
- This is written by Smitty (trombone) in the style of ever groovin'
"Crusaders". Maybe if you're nice, he'll explain the
title. Bill Stone (guitar) throws down the gauntlet right from
Eleven - Written
by Dave Matsen (sax) and no, it's not inspired by the Steven Soderbergh
movie. Rather, it was written a couple of years earlier, inspired
by the original Ocean's Eleven movie with the Rat Pack doin' their
60's kinda thing. Dedicated to Frank Sinatra, may his royal grooviness
forever wave. Wa?!? Kevin Allen (bass) and Mike Murphy (drums)
set up a fat, greasy groove.
This Bobby Timmons tune with words by the great Jon Hendricks
features the charming Marcía (pronounced marceeya). Anyway,
this is based on a Karrin Allyson arrangement and everyone gets
to shine a little bit on this one.
Bill Stone has always loved this Lee Morgan standard and we can
see why. How much more groovy can you get? Check out Mike Murphy's
riffs before the last verse.
- Al Green. Al Green. Al Green.
- Marcía flipped when she heard Pat Benatar's version of
this Wynonie Harris classic. She threatened us with bodily harm
if we didn't record this. We were happy to comply.
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