16.11.06

LINK QUARTET "Keep it moving! Gran Turismo Soul Hits" CD

KEEP IT MOVING! GRAN TURISMO SOUL HITS (P-Vine - JPN) - CD
The first "hits" package for LQ, featuring tracks from their first 45 all the way thru the Decade EP. All instrumental genius.
Out in Japan onlyFor more infos:www.hammondbeat.com
availables on:www.wickedminds.net

*** "Keep it moving! Gran Turismo Soul Hits" CD
Compilation di 15 brani uscita solo per il mercato giapponese .
Il best del Link Quartet , inclusi due inediti .

LINK QUARTET : Decade

DECADE (Hammondbeat - USA) - EP
Celebrating 10 years of recording, and the final release with Tony Face who left the band this year to pursue other opportunities.
For more infos:www.hammondbeat.comwww.p-vine.comwww.linkquartet.comalso availables on:www.wickedminds.net

Decade" MCD (HammondBeat Records)
Tre brani tratti da compilations difficilmente reperibili e l'inedito "In a bed"
N.B. La HammondBeat ha pubblicato anche un doppio CD che raggruppa "Evolution" e "Decade"

THE LINK QUARTET "Evolution"


°°° EVOLUTION (Hammondbeat - USA) - CD
Evolution compiles every recording from the first 5 years of LQ, before their righteous "Beat.It" came into being. No collection should be without these hardly humble beginnings

*** "Evolution" CD (HammondBeat Records)
18 brani incisi prima dell'esordio internazionale di "Beat.it"

26.6.06

Andre Williams + Diplomats of Solid Sound


da www.radiocoop.it
Andre Williams è un piccolo mito della scena rythm and blues (autore del classico "Shake a tailfeather" , a lungo con la Motown e la Chess Records , ha firmato anche minor hits come "Fat bacon" e "Cadillac Jack" , lavorato con Parliament , Funkadelic , Red Hot Chili Peppers , Edwin Starr).
Il nuovo album , con il prezioso groove dei Diplomats of Solid Sound ad accompagnarlo , è un assoluto gioiello , capolavoro di gusto e sobrietà , che riesce a restare in miracoloso equilibrio tra funk , rythm and blues , emozioni 60`s e un sound comunque moderno , accattivante , dove ogni brano è pura gioia per l`udito.
Un suono antico , classico , energico , fresco e su tutto la voce roca , lo stile "non cantato" di Andre Williams , i testi e il tono duro e diretto.
Ascolare il funk di "I`m not worthy" , il boogaloo introduttivo di "Hold up" , il rythm and blues di "Thee sisters" (dedicato all`uragano Katrina) per urlare di entrusiasmo!
Tra gli album dell`anno !!

9.6.06

14° Festival Beat

XIV FESTIVAL BEAT-Battle of the Bands-15-16-17-18 Giugno 2006
Parco di Villa Biancardi-Zorlesco di Casalpusterlengo(Lodi)
Expo records-clothings-books-zuccherini-pins-memorabilia etc etc
AREA CAMPEGGIO GRATUITO A 150m DALLA ZONA FESTIVAL
(A disposizione docce e servizi del campo sportivo)I
Info: info@bus1.net
www.bus1.net

7.6.06

Addio a Billy Preston


Se ne è andato Billy Preston.
Era con Lennon, McCartney, Harrison e Starr nell'ultimo concerto sul terrazzo degli studi della Apple a Londra nel 1969.
Con iBeatles incise l'album "Let it be" e comparve , non accreditato nel "White album".
Ma fu anche con gli Stones in "Exile on main street" , "Sticky fingers" e in "Black and blue".
E nel più grande album live della storia , "Live at Fillmore" di Aretha Franklin del 1971 e anche con Sly and the Family Stone in "There's a riot goin on" , con Bob Dylan , con Ray Charles , in tour con Clapton , Winwood , gli stessi Stones , nel concerto per il Bangladesh con George Harrison.
é perfino in "Stadium arcadium" l'ultimo dei Peppers.
Ottimi i suoi album strumentali dei 60's e quell idei primi 70's per la Apple.
Un mito.
Tony

19.5.06

The First Hammond Funk Festival

HERE'S THE FIRST HAMMOND GROOVE FESTIVAL AT ST PAUL IT'S IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCEHERE COME THE SUN & GREAT WINESAND GOOD MUSICWITH:
NEW JERSEY KINGShttp://www.jtq.co.uk/newjerseykings.html, SPEEDOMETERhttp://www.speedometer-funk.co.uk/
REVERAND CLEATUS, STONED SOUL PICNIChttp://www.reverend-cleatus.com/,
NEW MASTERSOUNDShttp://www.newmastersounds.com/
THE CUNCUMBER (Live)http://www.cucumbermusiclab.com/
and
DJ SET FOR ALL THE NIGHThttp://www.saintpaul-souljazz.comhttp://www.myspace.com/numberneuf9
Soul Cookers Records and the City Hall of Saint Paul Trois Châteaux(Southeast of France between Avignon and Montélimar)

are proud to announce :
The First Hammond Funk Festival :
SAINT-PAUL SOUL JAZZ!A special Soul Cookers Menu !It will take place in our hometown between july 13 and July 15.Believe us, our place is going to be the funkiest place on Earth over this period. Take a look at the final line up :
July 13 :
The Godftaher gets back to the roots!
James Taylor Quartet playing THE NEW JERSEY KINGS + Movie and TV themes

July 14 :
Super Soul Revue
SPEEDOMETER
REVEREND CLEATUS AND THE SOUL SAVIOURS

July 15 :
The Night of the Cookers
STONED SOUL PICNIC
THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS+ DJs from Soul Cookers Rec. + Thierry Steady Go + Souligan + others DJs

So, we hope to see you all, hammond funk lovers, to enjoy the music, the sun, our SOUL FOOD, the region with many attractions : - The city of Montélimar,- The city of Avignon- The Ardeche river a few kilometers from Saint-Paul. We would also be glad to meet you to talk about this mutual passion : REAL FAT FUNK.Admission : 14 EUR for 1 night, 25 EUR for 2 nights, 35 EUR for 3 nights.Time : 21h00All the days : 19h00, At la place du Marché, DJ set (Free).

2.5.06

ITALIAN PLAYBOYS ... again!

Italian Hammond heroes The Link Quartet are back in action and sounding better than ever -- serving up a blistering array of organ, guitar, and heavy percussion -- all grooving with a sweet mix of 60s mod and 70s funk! The group's sound is expanded here a bit more through the used of electric piano, clavinet, mellotron, and moog -- but the core approach is still a no-nonsense love of the swinging soul jazz riff, presented with a stripped-down style that takes us back to some of our favorite indie label work of the 60s. There's an early JTQ feel to most of the album here, and although a few of the cuts on the set feature some guest vocals, the main focus is still on the organ and keyboards -- which loom large over the rest of the grooves! Titles include "Move Move Move", "Italian Playboys", "Briar Patch", "After & Once Again", "Spider Baby", "Take Four", "Rubber Monkey", "Milwaukee Hunter", and "Greased On Delta Street" Anticipeted by the first single Lady Shave feat. DJ NINFA (Irma Records / Mo Plein series) Italian Playboys is the new album by the finest italian acid jazzers masters Link Quartet. With the single Lady Shave DJ Ninfa enraptures the audience with her Brigitte Bardot-like mellifluous voice and the combo from Piacenza has never been so groovy! Just a little taste of what's to come in Italian Playboys with a more complete sound and even more mature (if possible!) than in both previous albums. Not only Hammond beat, the real band's trademark, but also hints of funk, spaceage beat, sitar groove and sprinkling of dancefloor jazz in this album strongly influenced by Small Faces, Brian Auger, James Taylor Quartet and Jean-Jacques Perrey. Italian Playboys includes nine original songs from the classic 6T?s beat styled title track to the introspective After and Once Again, along with a selection of rarely attempted covers including the heavy funk of Jon Lord on Rubber Monkey, an uplifting interpretation of Jack McDuff?s Briar Patch (an alternate version will also appear on the forthcoming McDuff tribute album from Scufflin? Records), and a scorching slice out of the library classic Move, Move, Move. A part from the extraordinaire DJ NINFA we?ve just mentioned, It Italian Playboys also features Doug Roberson of mod fave The Diplomats of Solid Sound (USA) on guitar for the rich robust jazz of Portofino Vespa Rider, Eddie Roberts of deep funk superstars The New Mastersounds (UK) on sitar for the spicy Spider Baby, and Arnaldo Dodici vocals on the monster Zombies style pop Janine. The new album follows the seminal Beat.It (2002, Hammondbeat), two USA tours with the last stop headlining the world reknowned MODchicago weekender, numerous European festivals, and several score contributions to 6T?s spy-revivalist film Wilson Chance (2004, Bunzendahl Brothers, USA) and soundtrack counterpart Wilson Chance: The Sound of Danger (2004, Hammondbeat).Italian Playboys songs have already been featured this autumn on the BBC?s Mark Radcliffe and Craig Charles radio shows, and the indication from the fantastic reviews The Link Quartet have consistently received both on record and on stage, you are encouraged to expect this latest to blow you away to a new funky place.

28.4.06

Decade


THE LINK QUARTET2006 :: DECADE EP
August 8, 2006Hammondbeat Records, USA
CD ep: HBL 005 EP

1.
Sweet Little Apples (3:22)

FROM ''SOUL SHAKER - VOLUME 2'' (RECORDKICKS, ITALY) (oberti)

2.
Don't Burst My Bubble (2:28)

FROM ''BANDS ON TOUR'' (RIA, SPAIN) (s.marriott / r.lane)
3.

Mao et Moi (3:36)

FROM ''A TRIBUTE TO NINO FERRER'' (LARSEN, FRANCE) (nino ferrer)

4.
Three In A Bed (3:08)

PRODUCED BY PAOLO NEGRI (negri / pighi)

THE PLAYERS
Giulio "Link" Cardini (guitar)
Paolo "Apollo" Negri (Hammond organ, keyboards)
Renzo Bassi (bass guitar)
Tony "Face" Bacciocchi (drums / percussion)

21.4.06

MONITOR RECORDS

Italian Playboys includes nine original songs from the classic 6T’s beat styled title track to the introspective After and Once Again, along with a selection of rarely attempted covers including the heavy funk of Jon Lord on Rubber Monkey, an uplifting interpretation of Jack McDuff’s Briar Patch (an alternate version will also appear on the forthcoming McDuff tribute album from Scufflin’ Records), and a scorching slice out of the library classic Move, Move, Move.
Italian Playboys also features Doug Roberson of mod fave The Diplomats of Solid Sound (USA) on guitar for Portofino Vespa Rider, Eddie Roberts of deep funk superstars The New Mastersounds (UK) on sitar for Spider Baby, and DJ extraordinaire NINFA (Irma Records Mo’Plen series) lending her vocal talents to the Gus Gus hit Ladyshave and released as a single on Record Kicks (October 5).
Italian Playboys follows the seminal Beat.It (2002, Hammondbeat), two USA tours with the last stop headlining the world reknowned MODchicago weekender, numerous European festivals, and several score contributions to 6T’s spy-revivalist film Wilson Chance (2004, Bunzendahl Brothers, USA) and soundtrack counterpart Wilson Chance: The Sound of Danger (2004, Hammondbeat).
Italian Playboys songs have already been featured this summer on the BBC’s Mark Radcliffe and Craig Charles radio shows, and the indication from the fantastic reviews The Link Quartet have consistently received both on record and on stage, you are encouraged to expect this latest to blow you away to a new funky place.

18.4.06

EVOLUTION


Evolution compiles every recording from the first 5 years of LQ, before their righteous "Beat.It" came into being. No collection should be without these hardly humble beginnings. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2006 from HAMMONDBEAT RECORDS!!!

Yellowmelodies - Spain

THE LINK QUARTET - “Italian playboys” CD (Record Kicks, 2004)
Impresionante nuevo álbum del fantástico combo italiano de acid jazz, cuya música gira en torno a ese fabuloso sonido del órgano hammond. Y esta vez suenan más groovy que nunca, directos para sonar en las pistas de baile. El disco incluye el single “Lady shave”, conducida por la voz a lo Brigitte Bardot de DJ Ninfa. Y es que no sólo gira su música en torno al hammond, sino que gozan de un sonido propio, incluyendo pildorazos funk, beats espaciales, grooves de sitar, y hasta pinceladas de jazz en un disco que bebe de fuentes clásicas como SMALL FACES, BRIAN AUGER o JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET, entre otras. De las 14 canciones incluídas en este álbum, 9 son propias, y 5 rarezas de versiones, entre las que se encuentran “Rubber monkey”, de JON LORD, “Briar patch” de JACK McDUFF, o el clásico “Move, move, move”.

http://www.myspace.com/linkquartet

L'Hammond Beat ha aperto uno spazio su my space.

http://www.myspace.com/linkquartet

24.3.06

6.3.06

Back in action

Di nuovo insieme per una data UNICA per il 2006 nella line up originale
Back together for the only gig in 2006 featuring the original line up
ENJOY IT !!!