The New Mastersounds

Renewable Energy

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Record Label
One Note Records

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The New Mastersounds, the masters of funky soul-jazz present their new album Renewable Energy. After touring they recorded their twelfth studio album featuring a slew of musical guests. ‘Renewable Energy’ expands on their template while still providing plenty of the band's trademark sounds. Guitarist Eddie Roberts, drummer Simon Allen, bassist Pete Shand and keyboardist Joe Tatton are joined on this 12-track effort by a number of guests: Sam Bell, one of the founding members of NMS precursor The Mastersounds who also guested on two previous NMS albums, plays percussion on most of the tracks. Mike Olmos and Joe Cohen of the West Coast Horns once again provide added horn action as they did on "Made For Pleasure" from 2015, while Adryon de León from LA band Orgone contributes vocals on "Gonna Be Just Me". Uptempo numbers "Tantalus" and "Yokacoka" see the band flexing their playing chops over a tightly-wound rhythm, while "Green Was Beautiful" and "Groovin On The Groomers" are toe-tapping slabs of soul jazz.


Millie says: Full of jazzy energy, this playful album from the pioneers of this genre know what they’re doing (it’s their twelfth studio album!) it’s an absolute joy to listen to.


1 Chicago Girl
2 Tantalus
3 Gonna Be Just Me (feat. Adryon De León)
4 Pudding & Pie
5 Green Was Beautiful
6 Funk 49
7 Yokacoka
8 Living That Jazz Life
9 Stash
10 Groovin' On The Groomers
11 Hip City
12 Swimming With My Fishies 

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