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DMRCD 095

BEAT FUNKTION

Live At Fasching '14

 

In the spring of 2014, during their ongoing US launch, heralded by several number ones on American and Canadian radio charts, Beat Funktion performed a truly cooking Mandy's Secret-pre-release gig before a packed house at Sweden's renowned jazz mecca Fasching. The band was in top shape and hungry, augmented here by the amazing Ola Bothzén on percussion, and presented an exciting programme of selections from past and upcoming albums. Ever since their 2010 debut The Plunge, Beat Funktion has made a trademark of producing a range of elaborate concept albums, where studio work, arrangements and guest musicians have been put to the foreground for a more massive sound. Live, however, and stripped to its core members, the band explodes with another type of energy that cannot be found on their studio sessions. Reduced to the basic sextet unit, only with a talented percussionist as extra, they create a new level of funk magic and jazz improvisation with only the bare-minimum tools at hand, and give more than enough funk to get anyone up on their feet. This concert was also filmed and is available in full on YouTube.

 

Karl Olandersson, trumpet

Olle Thunström, tenor sax

Johan Öijen, electric guitar

Daniel Lantz, keyboards

Pal Johnson, electric bass

Jon Eriksson, drums

Ola Bothzén, percussion

Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching on April 3 2014 by Pawel Lücki. Mixed by Jon Eriksson. Mastered by Tobias Carlsson. Produced by Daniel Lantz.

Official release date: January 29 2021.

 

Tracks:

1. Bongo Universe

2. Hogwash

3. Kilimanjaro

4. Are We Done?

5. Snap To It

6. Kareem

7. The Plunge

 

Total time: 60 mins. approx.