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- 3:30pm EDT (New York)
- 12:30pm (California)
This is hopefully the first of many Redtenbacher’s Funkestra live streams featuring awesome guests.
First up, trombonist and keyboard player Nichol ‘The Gift’ Thomson. Nichol is not only a highly in demand trombone player but also horn arranger, keyboard player and artist in his own right. His horn section ‘The Horn House’ with trumpet player Tom Walsh are about to release their debut album. (You might recognise from our collaboration tune ‘The One True Coin’ from last summer).
During his illustrious career he has performed and recorded with The Eagles, Michael Brecker, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, George Michael, Level 42, Tina Turner, The Hallé and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to name but a few.
Recently he has teamed up with Shawn Lee to record a West Coast Yacht Jazz album called ‘Studio City’ under the artist name of The Super Highway Band.
For this Funkestra live stream Nichol picked his favourite tracks from the Funkestra album ‘The Hang’.
This gig is at a ‘donation’ basis, however, if you enjoy the live stream, please donate a tenner or so. If can’t – no worries, enjoy the music and spread the love, i.e. tell your family and friends about it and share the funky love!
Nichol Thomson – trombone, analog keys
Ross Stanley – Hammond organ, Rhodes
Charlie Allen – guitar
Mike Sturgis – drums
Stefan Redtenbacher – drums
James Welch – sound
Leo Mansell – video
I’ve met Nichol 26 years ago at Berklee College of Music. He played trombone on my very first album ‘Boozing Wizards’ – 25 years ago. It feels right to start this Funkestra live stream with him being our featured artist.
We hope you’ll enjoy it!
Carpe funkem, Stefan