A little something from BT ALC Big Band to ease us into the upcoming weekend on a funk fueled explosive note. Although not our usual choice of 7″ format, this digital has seemed to have made it’s way into our weekly rotation this week and it’s been on repeat throughout the day. It’s definitely a picker upper as the work day starts to drag and shifts us right back into gear to make it through.
BT ALC Big Band is excited to release new single “The Iguana”, recorded remotely during the Covid19 pandemic and featuring a who’s who of funk royalty, including legendary flutist/tenor saxophonist Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars / Rolling Stones), award-winning guitarist Eric Krasno (Soulive / Lettuce) and renowned bassist Nate Edgar (Nth Power / John Brown’s Body). This single is the second collaboration between BT ALC Big Band and Vintage League Music, following up on the success and glowing reviews from their May 2020 release “Bring Forth Change”.
Once again, the song-writing process began by getting VLM co-founder and Soulive drummer Alan Evans together with organist Darby Wolf at Iron Wax Studios to lay down the initial track for the rest of the band to work off of and invite friends to join in. Inspired by the uptempo grooves on Grant Green’s classic album “Live At The Lighthouse” recorded in 1972, “The Iguana” is similarly fast-paced, extremely groovy, and absolutely infectious!