In today's music when "old school" connotes a dying breed of artists, some of whom are posthumously revered and others, just a shadow or faint glimmer of their glory years, MANDRILL stands alone after more than 30 years, stronger than ever. Laying down melodies and rhythms as potent as any of their previous world- renowned classic recordings.
When you check out the new "Mandrill- Live At Montreux Jazz Festival-2002" Switzerland CD, school is definitely in and there is nothing old about it, but rather a youthful presentation and display of the same tireless energy this group has always been known for.
MANDRILL rewrites the boundaries of Funk, R&B, Bush, Latin, Jazz, Fusion & Rock. From the initial walk on stage "Outta Da' Bush" and thru the audience to the last note of "Fencewalk" in a resounding and spirited encore, MANDRILL will not be denied.
Robert Kowal(What The Funk Newsletter)recently writes:
"Mandrill knocked me out of the box, just a complete funk ambush...they turned my whole world around...As far as funk bands go in a live setting, there is Mandrill, and then there's everybody else."
Check it out!!!