The Funk Sessions is the first of 2 albums recorded at the legendary Abbey Roads Studios in London. Both albums were played live by the band in the famous Studio 3. Universal Music commissioned both albums for their Abbey Road Masters label and released The Funk Sessions on all digitalContinue Reading

For, 2019 was a remarkable year that is recapped here.  I apologize in advance for the self-serving nature but it was definitely a year like no other in my experience based on a combination of personal music achievements and fantastic music events.  It was a huge year for fourContinue Reading

So excited to have the chance to review a test press of Shake It, NMS’ new 20th-anniversary album that’s out today, September 13. The album, just released today is available here:Digital: Shake It it features Lamar Williams Jr. on vocals, as well as Jason Mingledorff on sax, Mike Olmos on trumpet andContinue Reading

The New Mastersounds are one of my perennial favorites both live and recorded and this year’s The Nashville Session brings the best of both together.  It’s a fresh spin on some old (and new) tunes and that is one that defines their sound which I call retro funk.  The NashvilleContinue Reading

The New Mastersounds went to Nashville to record some of their classics live right to vinyl thus creating an album that has the groove and feel of one of their live shows.  For those of us who listen to digital music, we had to wait 6 months digital version ofContinue Reading

Can’t wait to see two of my favorite funk bands together at Terminal West on December 15. This is an appetizer of things to come — from The New Mastersounds album Breaks from the Border, Turkuaz take “On the Border.”Continue Reading