THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS w/ KUNG FU @ THE DOMINO ROOM

Fri, Nov 10 at 8:30pm

  • 21+
General Admission
$25.00
$27.80 with fees
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Parallel 44 Presents is happy to announce the return of The New Mastersounds to Bend on Friday, November 10th at The Domino Room! Joining them for this evening of grooves and tunes are the funk masters of Kung Fu! Thanks so much to our sponsors for loving music as much as we do - Oregrown, Bloom Well Bend, BIGS Hydroponics and Cascade Alchemy!

21+   Doors at 8:30PM. Kung Fu kicks things off at 9:30PM.

Advance tickets are $25 here at Bend Ticket and will go up to $30 day of show.

About The New Mastersounds:

From their inception nearly two decades ago in Leeds, UK, The New Mastersounds have wholeheartedly embraced the “old school” label—their sound rooted deeply in ...those classic soul jazz, boogaloo and funk albums on labels such as Blue Note and Prestige by artists like Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Lou Donaldson. The New Mastersounds’ latest LP, The Nashville Session, takes that devotion one step further by recording in the same tradition that many of those rare groove gems were made.

The Nashville Session, a 10-track collection cut at Welcome To 1979 studio in Nashville, was multi-tracked live onto one-inch tape in a single evening session in front of a small studio audience. Following the performance the recording was mixed down to quarter-inch stereo and cut direct to vinyl lacquers. There are no guests and no overdubs, just bass, drums, guitar and organ—essentially pure New Mastersounds. Hitting the studio at the tail end of their Fall and Winter 2015 cross-country U.S. tour, the band was razor sharp and vise tight. They selected material to record from across their 16-plus year career and ten studio albums. The lone exception being their take on legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green’s arrangement of James Brown’s “In The Middle.”

“We made the decision to record in this context because our older tunes have been evolving over a decade and a half of live presentation.. Once-spontaneous improvised sections have gradually become fixed into the live arrangements. Much of the change has come about since organist Joe Tatton joined the band in 2007,” explains drummer Simon Allen. “It was also the perfect time to capture the cheeky, spontaneous and confident energy of a live show at the point—straight off of tour—when the band was at the top of its game. As lovers of ’60s and ’70s funk and soul jazz, we have never much enjoyed the sound of modern digital live recordings. Somehow the balance of frequencies such recordings deliver is never what we crave; our music just makes the most sense to our ears and to our feet when everything is crunched onto tape, exactly the way the music that first influenced us was recorded.”

The Nashville Session will be released exclusively on vinyl via a limited edition 1000-piece pressing on Royal Potato Family and will not be available in any other formats upon initial release. Top to bottom gritty, greasy and funky to the bone, the collection presents The New Mastersounds at their finest—utterly unadulterated by modern digital technology, full-on analog and unapologetically doing it old school.
 
About Kung Fu:
 
Through discipline, practice & study KUNG FU has sought excellence in the art of improvised dance music. Schooled by the masters, The Headhunters, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Frank Zappa, the quintet of masterfully seasoned musicians blends electro-jazz-funk with an EDM informed danceability at the highest level of skill & inspiration nightly. The resulting “NU-SION” is “captivating”, “explosive”, “jaw-dropping” and “musically mesmerizing. Prepare yourselves for a devastating, LETHAL FUNK to be rained down on you by a BAD-ASS BLACK-BELT BACKBEAT. For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON!

Founded in 2009 by original bass player David Livolsi.
 
Links:
 
The New Mastersounds - www.newmastersounds.com
Kung Fu - www.kungfumusic.com
Bloom Well- www.bloomwellbend.com
Oregrown - www.oregrown.com
BIGS Hydroponics - www.bendsindoor.com
Cascade Alchemy - www.cascadealchemy.com
Parallel 44 Presents - www.parallel44presents.com