1.3.05

THE DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND "Destination...Get Down!"

E' uscito il nuovo album dei DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND
Tra le migliori bands di jazz beat in circolazione direttamente dall`Iowa e con iquali abbiamo suonato in tour nell'ottobre 2003 in USA.
Il terzo album della loro lunga carriera si intitola "Destination ...get down" e percorre il consueto sound a cui ci hanno abituati , cool jazz di stampo 60`s , ritmi funky , rythm and soul che pescano nella tradizione cara a Meters , Booker T and the MG,s , Jimmy Smith , Jack Mac Duff.
I dodici brani , tutti originali , sono spesso calligrafici nel riprendere quei suoni , ma l`energia e la verve che escono li proiettano in una dimensione assolutamente attuale.

Steeped in the sizzling, funky gumbo of Booker T & The MG’s, The Meters, James Brown and the B-3-driven, backyard barbecue jams of Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy McGriff, Lonnie Smith and Jack McDuff, THE DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND surge forward in their passionate crusade to steam-clean the planet’s dancefloors with their third full-length platter percolation, DESTINATION...GET DOWN!
Set to hit the racks April 12th, 2005 on Estrus Records, DESTINATION...GET DOWN! continues to extend the ever-upward arc that began with DOSS’ acclaimed 2001 debut, INSTRUMENTAL ACTION SOUL, then took a quantum leap on 2003’s groovathon, LET’S COOL ONE. Their latest soul stew is jam-packed from jump street till closing time with a dozen more original workouts guaranteed to lubricate and agitate every bone in yer carcass, and the addition of sax maven David Basinger to the fold gives DOSS its most muscular, inventive and flexible attack yet.Nate “Count” Basinger’s swirling, fuel-injected B-3 remains front-and-center, and--with the recent departure of bassist Dustin Conner--also provides the quartet with a quivering, chubby bottom. Guitarist Doug Roberson shifts deftly from classic rhythm comps (evoking such masters of the form as Steve Cropper, Grant Green and Curtis Mayfield) to a fluid collection of stinging, spot-on lead runs accumulated over years on the rock’n’soul trail. Drummer Jim Viner propels the hip-shakin’ action with impeccable taste and economy.
Produced by John Svec and DOSS at Svec’s Minstrel Studio over three extended sessions in 2004, DESTINATION...GET DOWN! presents the Solid Sound with minimal overdubs, offering a jaw-dropping glimpse of the band’s propulsive, kinetic ‘live’ sound.