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New Mastersounds and Moon Hooch at Park Street Saloon

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by Andrew Patton on May 3, 2016

This Friday, May 6th, at 9pm, Park Street Saloon will host an epic double bill: The New Mastersounds and Moon Hooch (tickets available here). While they reside on (and beyond) different points of the jazz spectrum, the combination of these two touring forces of nature should please most fans of live jazz. Founded in Leeds, UK, in 1999, The New Mastersounds have earned worldwide renown for their jazz-funk sound over 10 albums and countless tours. They are touring in support of the newly released The Nashville Session, which is a 10-track collection recorded and multi-tracked live onto one-inch tape in a single session at Welcome To 1979 studio in Nashville. The material is something of a retrospective, featuring new versions of album tunes that have been refined in the live format, along with Grant Green’s arrangement of James Brown’s “In The Middle.” The result is a focused and greasy collection of soul-jazz goodness that serves as an excellent introduction to the band for new fans. Opening Friday is Moon Hooch, purveyors of their self-described “cave music” which blends jazz, funk and electronic dance music with just two saxophones and a drummer. Their forthcoming third album Red Sky (June 10th) sees the band covering a large amount of stylistic and emotional territory to deliver a visceral and enjoyable batch of tunes. This looks to be a great show! Keep reading for new videos from the bands:

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