A few weeks ago we brought you what we called the best seven inch record from the Bay Area’s The M-Tet in “VAMP, Oakland”. They have been working hard the last few years to put out some killer organ jazz funk. They’ve matured, and that record is already on the best of 2016 list for us here at Flea Market Funk. Showcasing their maturity and talents even further, they’ve just released The M-Tet Plus Two “Sal’s-U-Save”, a two part 45. Inspired by the legendary Jimmy McGriff’s Organ and Blues Band and their classic dance floor filler “The Worm”, they have brought in Eric Mekkelson on Tenor saxophone and Dave Berger on Congas to do it in an authentic way. This six pack of talented musicians proceeds to get your body moving on “Sal’s-U-Save (Part 1&2)”. Gary Pitman’s Hammond just smokes, and the pairing up with Mekkelson on sax is a match made in soul jazz heaven. Let’s not forget the guitar playing of Joe Baer Magnant, who is right up in front shredding. The newly formed percussion team on this track of Michael Reed on drums and Berger on congas plus Chris Lujan’s on point bass bring this new sounding 45 for The M-Tet to other heights. Great stuff once again from the Left Coast and Lugnut Brand Records. Thumbs up all around. If you like your music with organ and funky as hell, this one doesn’t disappoint. Available September 9th and super limited, so all you soul jazz cats with a side of blues, don’t miss this 45.
Pre-order the record here.