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THE M-SQUAD Hollywood Soundtrack Quintet
"Live On the Sunset Strip! "
Celebrating 60 Years (1959—2019) of the Greatest Jazz TV and Film soundtracks!
This came out last November, but deserves some ink, here. I am not affiliated with the band, in any way. I recently got this CD, and was totally blown away. If you like spy, crime jazz, soundtrack music, this is as good as it gets. Every performance is a gem. It's a phenomenal selection of songs, played with absolute conviction and authenticity. Mike Vernon's stellar band is top-notch, in every way.
You can purchase the CD from band member Nelson Bragg at: steelderrickmusic.com.
Here's a couple of quotes:
Jonny Whiteside (writer for the L.A. Weekly)
"THE M SQUAD! It's a very special album release set from these 'crime jazz' specialists, a most formidable mob of deep skill and smoldering capabilities whose marvelously atmospheric song selection, exquisite execution and all around hardboiled mysterioso noir appeal is unrivalled. Led by the ferociously gifted Texas guitar slinger Burnin’ Mike Vernon, these malefactors churn out a gloriously rendered combination of technical perfection, soulful involvement and well chilled, reliably lethal grooves as featured on their brand new "Live from the Sunset Strip" disk."
"A venerable crime wave of Hollywood Noir crime jazz, spy themes and sounds of the Space-Age!"
Songs on the album:
Guitar - Mike Vernon (3 Balls of Fire, Fireballs, Jerry Cole, Link Wray, Nokie Edwards, Davie Allan & The Arrows)
Percussion - Nelson Bragg (Brian Wilson Band, Nelson Bragg Band)
Drums - Chris Roberts (Insect Surfers, 3 Balls of Fire, Davey Allan & the Arrows, and more)
Piano - Ted Hamer (Ted Hamer Quartet)
Bass - Doug Snyder (3 Balls of Fire)
You can purchase the CD at steelderrickmusic.com
More info at: https://msquadhollywood.com