1 Go Get It (W. Sellenraad)
2 Leprechaun (W. Sellenraad)
3 Star Hustler (W. Sellenraad)
4 197 Henry (S. Dixon)
5 Bag of Jewels (Dr Lonnie Smith)
6 Play it Back (Dr Lonnie Smith)
7 Live Wire (Meters)
8 Major Mishap (W. Sellenraad)
9 Frightened People (B. Charette)
10 Armageddon (W. Shorter)
11 Go Get It (W Sellenraad)
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Following up on his debut recording, Will Sellenraad & Root Down bring it back home with a funky, modern take on the great organ trios of the 1960s, a la Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Lonnie Smith, and others.
Incorporating elements of soul jazz through to the Meters, Soulive and beyond, Star Hustler is music for your heart. Recorded live to half-inch analog tape and digitally mastered.
About the band:
Brian Charette's influences are too vast to list, bringing years of experience sharing the stage with the likes of Lou Donaldson, Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, and Cindy Lauper. His unique open approach makes anything possible at any moment.
Darren Beckett brings versatility to a whole new level moving fluidly between the worlds of Jazz, Rock, Funk and Soul. From his work with Brandon Flowers and Madeleine Peyroux to playing with the likes Lee Konitz and Kenny Wheeler, Darren makes sure the band is always cookin'.
Produced by: Will Sellenraad, Sean Dixon and Charles Martinez
Recorded at: Dangerous Music; NYC, June 11th 2002
Engineered by: Charles Martinez
Mastered at Turtle Tone Studios; NYC
Liner Notes by: Victor Lewis