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by Clint Bierman & The Necessary Means

Instrumental Funk/Groove - 70's horn funk meets modern jam jazz
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jive
5:46 $0.99
2. Scrachzilla
4:31 $0.99
3. Thanks for the ADD
5:26 $0.99
4. Chasing Delaney
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5. Twenty Eleven
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Clint Bierman & The Necessary Means is an 8 piece horn funk/groove band. The Band is:

Clint Bierman - guitar
Peter Day - Bass
Sean Preece - drums
Leon "The Colonel" Campos - keys
Brian McCarthy - tenor and bari sax
Dave Grippo - alto sax
Daiki Hirano - percussion
Jeff Vallone - dj

The brainchild of Clint Bierman, this began in 2011 as a one day recording project. This is the EP of what went down the first time we played together! It's very much a jazz record in that there were no solo overdubs. What you hear is from the take. All live in one room! Check i out!



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Jeff Sampson

Fried-Grease Groove and Elegance. Think Chocolate and Red Wine.
Click. Damn right. This stellar instrumental recording manages to evince both a fried-grease funk groove and an elegance at the same time. Think chocolate and red wine.
Clint Bierman, known for the bands The Grift and Honeywell, as well as countless side projects as a producer, singer and hired-gun guitar slinger, takes an impressive leap forward here, demonstrating depth and maturity as a composer and arranger. The warmth, sustain, and intuition of Bierman’s guitar work remains intact (the solo on “Thanks for the ADD” is brilliant), but the emphasis here is on composition and impeccable ensemble playing.
Bassist Peter Day, with lux tone and feel, hooks up with the wonderfully musical drummer Sean Preece for an underpinning that is both focused and relaxed. Leon Campos is given room to move on keys, and rises to the challenge with a variety of sounds from chunky organ squonks to melodic piano reminiscent of Chuck Leavell’s Sea Level-era playing.
The horns are an integral component to the sound, expertly arranged and executed by Pat MacCarthy.
Fans of modern groove (MMW, Lettuce, etc.) should add this to their playlists.
Check out “Scratchzilla,” with raunchy effects from dj Jeff Vallone, “Chasing Delaney,” with a classic Phish-like motif, and “Twenty Eleven,” a gorgeous, Philly-soul/jazz-tinged piece that has a timeless quality.
The only fault I can find with this recording is the brevity of it, but word has it that Bierman & The Necessary Means are already at work on a follow-up. Consider me in waiting.

-Jeff Sampson
Ten Foot Tiger Productions