For three nights straight, The New Mastersounds took over the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC. The Thursday through Saturday dance affair brought the jazz-infused funk fusionites back to Brooklyn, delivering a mix of originals and covers to the dear satisfaction of their devoted fanbase.
Thanks to taper McRoberts, you can get down to Thursday night’s performance below:
On Friday night, Kim Dawson from Pimps of Joytime made a spectacular appearance, delivering her strong vocals throughout portions of the evening.
On Saturday night, the band played the music of the great guitar legend Melvin Sparks in honor of his recent live album release. Sparks’ organist Reuben Wilson was in the house, along with horn players Neal Sugarman and David Guy. Sparks’ guitar protégé 16-year-old Solomon Hicks and drummer Bill Carbone were also on deck for some very special sit-ins.
Watch the opening song of both the first and second set on Saturday night, courtesy of Nugs.tv below:
Photographer Stephen Olker was there to capture the magic on Friday night in the gallery below: