The New Mastersounds | This is What We Do

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This is What We Do

by The New Mastersounds

Tasty instrumental funk with vintage production
Genre: Jazz: Acid Jazz
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1. Zambezi
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3:51 album only
2. All I Want (Right Now)
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4:15 album only
3. The Tin Drum (feat. Sam Bell)
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3:32 album only
4. You Got it All (feat. Karl Denson)
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2:58 album only
5. Land of Nod
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7:48 album only
6. Ain't No Telling
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2:59 album only
7. The Minx
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4:53 album only
8. Afternoon at Gigi's
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3:43 album only
9. Pure (feat. Sam Bell)
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4:08 album only
10. La Cova
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2:51 album only
11. Baby Bouncer
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3:13 album only
12. The Vandenburg Suite
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3:38 album only


Album Notes
Comprised of virtuoso guitarist Eddie Roberts, Hammond and Rhodes player Bob Birch, bassist Pete Shand and drummer Simon Allen, The New Mastersounds are the funk band of the future. When the four combine, NMS is a force to be reckoned with. They take the hardest-hitting aspects of soul-jazz and combine them with shades of deep house music,
creating a unique sound and an epic dance party. These lads from across the pond are skilled musicians and visceral players who are breathing new life into the funk band paradigm. (Review of High Sierra Music Festival Show on

'This is What We Do' album review quotes:

'all 12 tracks are as tight as you'd expect with raw and stripped down productions.' (Basic Soul UK)

'After gaining respectability through backing jazz funk masters like Lou Donaldson, and popularity through opening for groups like the Greyboy Allstars, NMS have, on their third release, hit their stride. Much like their American counterparts Soulive, NMS know how to work tight riffs and taut melodies into wild, extended jams.' (Japan Times)

'Tight old-school funk from Britain, with healthy dollops of soul-jazz and a little blues mixed in. It's all instrumentals and all live (no samplers or turntables required, thank you), with a solid 60s/70s sound that'll make you think of The Meters. A rollicking good time!' (KZTU Review)


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Andreas Koch

This CD make me happy. Very nicely.

Andreas Koch

Excellent CD, please further thus CD baby.


buy this disc. you will thank me later!
Do you love funk. Then buy this puppy. I can't wait for January to see these guys on Jamcruise!

Wilbur Chai-Pow

Koch 2 Times please?
Big Andreas Koch fan. He is from Germany and loves the NMS! Andreas is known as a cd baby diplomat. He prefers to download while savouring his ample supply of B.C. Bud. As a certified N.M.S. fan he can rock out after dinner. He loves 'Live at La Cova' and doing reviews twice over. Thank you New Master Sounds! Honourable mention to Mr. Koch and Bavarian Beer maids alike. We enjoy your horny antics around the campfire/around the campfire x2??

blake metz

the funk is deep
this is unreal. great studio album. i have not heard them live but hope they are as tight as the album.

Jim Slim

A mother lode of soul Jazzid ass Funkiness
This ain't no trick bag, it struts like sissy, jungle man, thats what the people say.

Rick Torpey

Great funk
If you like the Hammond B-3 organ mated to a 70's style Gibson humbucker you'll love this album. Saw this band live last summer and the CD does not disappoint. I'll see them again next month in Philly.

Burt 'Big Daddy' Bummer

Brainiacs love da Hi-Fi & da Rear views!!
This New Mastersounds stuff is high ranking entertainment. I just ordered it recently and got the itch to write this up. The back beats really accompany the guitar licks. Drummer Simon Keith is a stallward on this disc. He and goon giutarist Eddie Roberts lock in the rythym section. Heck, there are no sign of horns except for one song that features Karl Denson on sax. For that and that reason only i have to drop one point off and lower me trousers. I must mention that this disc would have been over the top if the New Master Sounds had utillized Mr. Denson on a few other tracks? Too bad...cause these lads are worth the fare. Musically...this funktified lill' quartet has good energy and inventive writing. The Bummer gives this creative foursome "4 fat old rumps and cheeky ole belly button ring piercing for your liking!"