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”.

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