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by Monophonics

Instrumental, heavy-hitting deep funk, jazz-soul, and Afro-beat.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk
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1. Quiet Riot
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2. The Ill Quiver
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3. Jinx
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4. Lumberjack
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5. Ashes
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6. Baobab Tree
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7. Wrecking Ball
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8. Stardust
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9. Silver Peso
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10. Baobab Remix
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Monophonics' sound, a unique blend of old school soul/funk and rare groove, began in the summer of 2005 when drummer Austin Bohlman was asked to bring together "The funkiest players you know" to open for the legendary jam band, Vinyl at San Francisco’s historic Boom Boom Room. Since then, Monophonics have quickly evolved into one of hottest upcoming live instrumental funk bands in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recognized for their retro sound, style, and approach (primarily inspired by late 60’s and early 70’s artists like The Meters, The J.B.'s, The Crusaders, and Tower of Power) members of Monophonics continue to rep. the name through performances, sit-ins, and collaborations with local and touring acts in The Bay Area. These young heavy-hitters aim to spread live, instrumental dance music as well as represent and continue the tradition of California/Bay Area soul, jazz and funk.
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"The power and the freshness of the sound knocked me out. Always great to hear horns over a funky groove, these boys are bad."
-Narada Michael Walden
naradamichaelwalden.com
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"Monophonics has been stirring quite the buzz throughout the bay area over the last few years with their organic seven piece funk outfit that sends the dance floor into a fury with their horn section that never disappoints."
-Falcore & Friends
Jambase.com
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"Solid"
-Sterling James
Alice 97.3
radioalice.com
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"The hottest horn-driven Funk this year"
-Alex Andreas
The Boom Boom Room
BoomBoomBlues.com
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"It's no secret I'm fond of Vinyl, the Greyboy Allstars, and Herbie Hancock's fusion era, and the Monophonics, to my ears, are sonically reminiscent of each while creating something fresh and funky."
-Matt Kramer
Marin Scope
marinscope.com
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"One of the best bands to come out of Marin in 10 years."
-19 Broadway Nite Club
19broadway.com
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"Marin County's "band of the year," the fabulous Monophonics, featuring their powerfull trademark horn section - and rhythm section. This band knows how to get a party started. The ecstatic fans were jumping all over the place until the show ended and since nobody was ready to go home, they begged for more."
-Mike Ghiringhelli
Ross Valley Reporter
Marinscope.com/rossvalleyreporter
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"This up-and-coming young band takes influence from the classic funk era of the 1960s and 1970s, and the dance floor is sure to fill up fast."
Pacific Sun
pacificsun.com
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"This band is a band on the rise. These young players are cooking up a hearty stew of funky rhythms. Catch them now and you will be able to say you were there when the party was just getting hot -- of course they have had more of a year of being hot and show no signs of cooling down. Its a bold beat and a fun time."
-Guy Myers
Bandlands.com
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Joseph Wright

Great Rhodes Electric Piano!
I bought this CD because it sounded like it had lots of great electric piano grooves with some nice horn arrangements. I have enjoyed it immensely. I accidently left it in my wife's car and she liked it too even though she doesn't like jazz. Great mix of old school and new school styles. I look forward to more releases from this band!

Big Kev

Killin'
Killin' band...Killin' album. I'm hooked. Can't wait for a chance to see these kats live.