The Nashville Session The Royal Potato Family, 2016

From their inception nearly two decades ago in Leeds, UK, The New Mastersounds have wholeheartedly embraced the “old school” label—their sound rooted deeply in those classic soul jazz, boogaloo and funk albums on labels such as Blue Note and Prestige by artists like Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Lou Donaldson. The New Mastersounds’ latest LP, The Nashville Session, takes that devotion one step further by recording in the same tradition that many of those rare groove gems were made. The 10-track collection, cut at Welcome To 1979 studio in Nashville, was multi-tracked live onto one-inch tape in a single evening session in front of a small studio audience. Following the performance the recording was mixed down to quarter-inch stereo and then cut direct to vinyl lacquers. There are no guests and no overdubs, just bass, drums, guitar and organ—essentially pure New Mastersounds.

Hitting the studio at the tail end of their Fall and Winter 2015 cross-country U.S. tour, the band was razor sharp and vise tight. They selected material to record from across their 16-plus year career and ten studio albums. The lone exception being their take on legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green’s arrangement of James Brown’s “In The Middle.” The results from top to bottom are gritty, greasy and funky to the bone. The effort is released exclusively on vinyl via a limited edition 1000-piece pressing and will not be available in any other formats upon initial release. The Nashville Session presents The New Mastersounds at their finest, utterly unadulterated by modern digital technology, full-on analog and unapologetically doing it old-school.

  1. One Note Brown
  2. Coming Up Roses
  3. Burnt Back
  4. Drop It Down
  5. The Minx
  6. 102%
  7. Carrot Juice
  8. Vandenburg Suite
  9. Made For Pleasure
  10. In The Middle

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CDs / LPs

The Nashville Session

(2016)

Made For Pleasure

(2015)

Therapy

(2014)

The Hamburg Session

(2014)

Out On The Faultline

(2012)

An Introduction to The New Mastersounds Vol. 2

(2012)

Breaks from the Border

(2011)

Ten Years On

(2009)

Live in San Francisco

(2009)

Plug & Play

(2008)

Re::Mixed

(2007)

An Introduction to The New Mastersounds

(2007)

102%

(2007)

Live at La Cova

(2006)

This Is What We Do

(2005)

Be Yourself

(2003)

Keb Darge Presents…

(2001)

Singles

Yo Momma b/w You Mess Me Up

(2011)

San Frantico b/w Chocolate Chip (feat. Chip Wickham)

(2008)

King Comforter b/w All We Can Do

(2007)

Hole in the Bag b/w Hole in the Bag (Drawbar Remix)

(2007)

Thirty Three b/w Talk is Cheap

(2005)

Give Me a Minute part one b/w part two

(2004)

Butter Fo Yo Popcorn b/w Vandenberg Suite

(2004)

Baby Bounce b/w The Minx

(2003)

Your Love is Mine feat. Corinne Bailey Rae b/w This Ain’t Work

(2002)

Nervous b/w bonus beats

(2002)

So Much Better b/w Better off Dead

(2001)

Get Back b/w Can’t Hold Me Down

(2001)

Nervous b/w Turn This Thing Around

(2000)

It’s All Right Now b/w instrumental version

(2000)

Hot Dog b/w Drop it Down

(2000)

One Note Brown b/w Burnt Back

(1999)

Taurus b/w Ode to Bobbie Gentry

(1999)

Fire b/w Foxy Lady

(1999)