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Slipped Biscuit | ft. Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock | out now on RSB records

‘Slipped Biscuit’ – single cover (photo by Rob Blackham, cover design by Stefan Redtenbacher)

I’m super excited and proud about the latest Funkestra single ‘Slipped Biscuit’ featuring Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock and Boston saxophone player Tucker Antell. Totally in love with Tucker’s fills and solo and Keith’s groove drum solo at the tag of the tune.

In words of ‘Captain Autumn’ Andrew Goodwin:

“Continuing his recent trend of dream collaborations, Stefan Redtenbacher has outdone himself by recruiting Steely Dan?s drummer of choice these last two decades, the estimable Keith Carlock. (Carlock is so good he played on the last Toto album ? there?s not many who could follow in Jeff Porcaro?s footsteps.) ?Slipped Biscuit? lays down an infectious groove, over which tenor player Tucker Antell?s lines dance joyfully. There?s a genuine synthesis here of big band and funk ? two styles which, it?s easy to forget, aren?t particularly natural bedfellows ? to create music which has both real meaty heft to it, and yet an abundance of soul as well.”

Stream and download on Spotify, YouTube and Bandcamp, or select your favorite service here.

Keith Carlock, drummer. Modern Drummer Best All-Around, touring drummer with Sting, Steely Dan, and James Taylor. Jazz master with Wayne Krantz, Oz Noy, and Rudder.


  • Keith Carlock – drums
  • Karl Vanden Bossche – percussion
  • Stefan Redtenbacher – bass, additional guitar
  • Mike Outram – guitar
  • Dave Limina – Hammond organ
  • Yauré Muniz – trumpet
  • Doug Olsen – trumpet
  • Tucker Antell – saxophone (alto, tenor)
  • Bill Vint – saxophone (alto, tenor)
  • Richard Beesley – saxophone (baritone)
  • Angelo Subero – trombone (tenor, bass)
  • Clayton DeWalt – trombone (tenor)

Written, arranged and produced by Stefan Redtenbacher
Horn arrangement by Peter Tomasso and Stefan Redtenbacher
Published on Hypenstein Publishing (ASCAP)
Released on RSB Records (RSB 73703)
Mixed and mastered by Rupert Christie
Boston horns recorded by Joe Steward
Drums recorded by Michael Whittaker, Velvet Cinema Studio (Franklin/Tennessee)
Graphic design by Stefan Redtenbacher
Photo by Rob Blackham

Big Band Score

Really pleased to offer the Big Band full score and charts to anyone interested in performing this tune. Thank you to Andreas See to give this new release an outing at the Big Band workshop in Austria. More info here.

Send us an email to info AT rsbrecords DOT com or browse through our existing Big Band and small ensemble score repertoire here.

PS: I have been asked what a ‘Slipped Biscuit’ actually is. I’ve picked up this term watching ‘The Preacher’, season 1 – it refers to someone ‘having a screw loose’ as I understood it. Just made me giggle…