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Issue 1096

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Lucky Brown & The S.G.'s: Pecan Trees Speak To Each Other (Tramp)

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UK release date 05.06.2020

In the funk and soul genre there are many acts who are just plain unremarkable pushing a retro style that frankly, in many cases, can't be bettered. Thankfully Lucky Brown & The S.G's don't fall into this category. They maybe retro but they have more than there fair share of spark and creativit, which shines through on this absorbing EP.

Opener "Pecan Trees Speak With Each Other" is a gorgeous slice of lo-fi soul-jazz with some meaty horns playing the top line over a two-chord see-saw groove. Relaxed and with effortless solos courtesy of Pete Daniel on alto sax and Colin Higgins on guitar.

The JB's inspired "Bout To Blow" blows a funky fuse with some Wesley inspired trombone from the blustery Jason Cressey and a cool drum break from grooving Ollie Klomp. The gritty guitar solo is cool too. Maybe more bands should release their rehearsal tapes!

Finishing off with an uptempo boogaloo potboiler "Scavenge Patch Blues" seals the deal featuring Kate Olson's imperious soprano sax and a very fluid guitar solo. And the grungiest of organ blasts too. The mood they capture is perfect the rawness would get lost on them if they ever went into a proper studio, god forbid, this is garage soul jazz-funk at it's grooviest best!
Words Emrys Baird

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