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2 new Masterlink recordings support Save the Children’s Covid appeal
As some of you know, Redtenbacher’s Funkestra has served as the de-facto house band for our Masterlink Sessions for about 18 months now.
None of the audio of our videos has been available until now, but we’ve just released our first Masterlink Sessions album on BANDCAMP.
Whats more, even though confined to their respective homes, 20+ funkateers from The Masterlink Sessions collective, put together a version of The Stone’s ‘You Cant Always Get What You Want’ during lockdown. Everyone recorded and filmed themselves at home.
If you buy either (or both) recordings from Bandcamp, not only will you have bought some great music, but we also decided to support Save The Children’s COVID-19 Appeal by donating all the proceeds
I’m delighted to announce the release of ‘A Little Book Of Jazz’ on Pedigree Cuts. A special thanks to executive producer Elliot Ireland to believe in this collection of songs. The album title refers to ‘The Real Book 5th Edition’ – which was an illegal fake book – a compilation of lead sheets of jazz standards, created by Berklee College of Music students in the 1970s. It has become the standard reference work for generations of jazz players and has influenced the performance and composition repertoire in the Jazz circles ever since. Including me – a former Berklee College of Music student – firmly falling into the spell of this real book – sold under the counter in Boston, MA.
‘FONKY’ – Beat Fatigue remixes Redtenbacher’s Funkestra tracks from ‘Big Funk Band’ – now out on RSB Records
This funky Glitch Hop collection was created by Beat Fatigue remixing tunes from the ‘Big Funk Band’ album by Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, released on RSB Records.
Gurgling bass lines over huge beats, space synth sounds and a zany guitar solos showcases why the collaboration between Beat Fatigue and Stefan Redtenbacher works so well. Although inhabiting different corners – they both firmly live on the funk plane. Funkestra fans will find it hard to not fully embrace the groove of these electronic glitch gems.
‘Concubine Chronicles – original demo recording’ is a good record of what the Redtenbacher’s Funkestra sounded like at the time – original Jazz Funk full of energy and vigor! Available for FREE download from RSB Records until October 31st.
When former Tower of Power, currently Average White Band, vocalist Brent Carter reaches into his address book of fellow elite artists and musicians from the world of Soul and Groove, a powerhouse combination come together to record ‘Work To Do’, assembled by the Masterlink Sessions team and released on RSB Records to support the Save The Children UK Covid-19 appeal.