Wicked Knee (Billy Martin, Steve Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes & Marcus Rojas) - out on Amulet Records
Wicked Knee - Wicked Knee
(CD EP/Digital) Amulet Records AMT031, 2011-05-11
Wicked Knee are Steven Bernstein on trumpets, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Marcus Rojas on tuba, and Billy Martin from Medeski Martin & Wood on drums and percussion, with the help of DJ Olive (who plays turntable on Remington 411. Their first EP, Wicked Knee, was recorded and mixed by Scotty Hard who mixed may fantastic MMW albums and not only... They've played in bands such as John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, Sex Mob, Medeski Martin & Wood, Spanish Fly, The Jazz Passengers and many others. They call their music "Ragtime Funk" and it's quite obvious why on the first notes of this EP, which gathers some authentic brass band spirit, downtown cinematic NY vibes and the deep groove of Billy Martin's unique drumplay. You need this.
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