TIR 136: New Mastersounds Drummer Simon Says Keep It Funky

 

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Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott “DR GX” Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.

Featured in TIR Episode 136 (3 parts): A founding member of the U.K.’s super-tight funk-jazz-fusion-R&B band the New Mastersounds — drummer Simon Allen. Since 2001, the group has released a dozen fabulous studio albums along with several fiercely played live albums, and toured relentlessly to spread its James Brown-inspired grooves globally.

Here Allen explains the band’s influences and unique dynamics, and recounts the New Mastersounds’ entire discography and unforgettable performances.

RECORDED FEBRUARY 2020

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