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by The Mar-Tans

An impressive debut encompassing New Orleans R&B, jazz, blues, and neo-soul. Original songs feature a 6 piece band with keys, horns, bass, drums, and congas, as well as a more intimate piano trio setting, and a special guest appearance by Francine Reed.
Genre: Jazz: Soul-Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Worthy of You
4:47 $0.99
2. Talk About My Baby
4:23 $0.99
3. Nice to See You
4:00 $0.99
4. Everybody Else
3:19 $0.99
5. Tired of Fighting
3:52 $0.99
6. Everybody's Blue
5:17 $0.99
7. Keep It Movin'
3:43 $0.99
8. Come Sunday
3:26 $0.99
9. I'll Be Around
4:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Mar-Tans are a group of seasoned pros. The band was founded by keyboardist/singer Matt Wauchope, Terrence Prather on congas, and Melvin Zachery on bass. They were the long time rhythm section of Sean Costello. They toured and recorded with Sean, traveling through 48 states, Western Europe, and Scandanavia. Playing in Sean's band allowed them the opportunity to play with blues legends such as Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, and Elvis Costello. They played on three of Sean's CD's in addition to numerous local sessions including the Grammy award winning gospel act, the Blind Boy's of Alabama.
The horn section is made up of accomplished musicians who are band leaders in their own right. On trombone and vocals is Jonathon Lloyd who also fronts the reggae band Lloyd’s Rock Steady Review. Saxophonist/singer Will Scruggs is also the leader of organ group CC Booker III. Rounding out the band is drummer Marlon Patton, one of Atlanta's most sought after jazz and studio drummers. The band plays New Orleans Funk and R&B along the lines of Professor Longhair and the Funky Meters, and also mixes in Soul, jazz, blues, and gospel.
The Album, "Repurpose" is comprised oi 8 originals songs and one cover, Duke Ellingtons's masterpiece, "Come Sunday", originally recorded with Mahaila Jackson, but here as the lone instrumental. The album has a few minimalist trio cuts, but is mostly the full 6 piece band, trombone, sax, bass, drums, congas, and keys. Keyboardist and singer Matt Wauchope plays B-3, piano, vibes, and analog keyboards such as Rhodes and Wurlitzer. Francine Reed, a great blues and gospel singer who is known for her work with Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson, makes a guest appearance on one track. It is a fantastic debut album and will leave you anxious to hear the next record and to see them live.



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