The M-Tet – Long Play

The sound of the Bay Area has always been a unique and very powerful one that I’ve always dug. From the heavy funk 45’s of the 70s, to the rich jazz, heavy rock and deep psychedelia of the region, which makes up a melting pot of influences and styles that created some of the finest music of the era. One band that’s carrying on a musical tradition in this modern time that’s unlike any other within their genre is The M-Tet. Their latest full length simply titled “Long Play” is a strong 12 cuts deep of Hammond led instrumentation in the same vein as Booker T & The MG’s and The Meters before them. Their sound is mature, yet not stuffy, it’s heavy groove laden greasy organ funk that goes perfect with a glass of 18-year single malt scotch and mom’s signature fried chicken. The M-Tet do a great job in combining all of the necessary elements to make this long play just enough, yet keep you wanting another serving of jazzy, upbeat, funkiness.

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