Monday, May 24, 2010

Kind Soul

Damn, that was quick! I told you I'd still be around.
I just got hip to The Stance Brothers via A-Ko (you remember him, right?). This is new funk/soul (or as they call it, "garage jazz") done right. Someone give up the goods on how they recorded those drums! Cottdamn.

Here's a couple joints from their album Kind Soul on Ricky-Tik Records out of Finland. The first is a top-notch cover of Cannonball Adderley's "Capricon" and an original called "The Strong One" which was only available on 7".

Glad to see folks are still making records like this that have soul and don't come off as contrived or corny. The vinyl version is coming soon, but you can cop the CD/MP3's here in the meantime. Hope to hear more from them in the future.

The Stance Brothers Official Site

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After reading a comment left in this post I did some reading and found out this was all made by one dude...

" Ricky-Tick Records released The Stance Brothers' debut album, Kind Soul in Finland in September 2007. [3] Teppo "Teddy Rok" Mäkynen produced and recorded the album himself and played all the instruments."



Anonymous said...

Hi Day!

The Stance Brothers are in actuality just one person. A Finnish jazz drummer Teppo Mäkynen. There was an short document on finnish tv when the record came out, he said something in the lines of he wanted to make an album that he's always dreamed of finding at a record store..

He recorded the drums live at a studio and looped them up in the mpc then played all other instruments on top of that himself. A truly gifted dude. One of my favourite versions of Capricorn, right after Cannonball Adderley's.


JBLOW said...

this album it pretty great, been listening to it a bit lately. Thanks.

T-Bird said...

digging this one. you know "cap..." was written by george duke, right? what is it with cannonball and bad-assed writing pianists? too bad he's gone, i'm sure you could have laid a few ones on him!

HUGGS said...

dude ricky tick is the bomb label. everything on it is bananas.

Anonymous said...

Teppo is sure one of the greatest. A really nice and modest guy, too. Thanks for reminding me of the goodness.