Les Jeux Sont Funk – „A Tribute To The J.B.’s“

Les Jeux Sont Funk throws in everything but the kitchen sink in paying homage to some of their favorite funk artists in “A Tribute to the J.B.s.” During a writing retreat in Trento, Italy, the newly expanded group decided to fan the flames of their budding musical chemistry and jam in the styles of The Meters, Shuggie Otis, Roy Ayers, P-Funk, and more. One of the grooves formulated on bass and guitar was augmented by tight hitting drums and touches of Latin jazz horns and it seemed to fall amongst the same lineage as The J.B.s. As the band reflected, they compared the J.B.s to figurative sherpas that helped James Brown climb to the top. Les Jeux Sont Funk penned the crafty title “A Tribute to the J.B.s,” as they were quite literally a funk band rehearsing in the mountains looking to elevate their collective sound to new levels.

Emiliano Tamanini: Trumpet
Lorenzo Sighel: Alto Sax
Marco Pisoni: Baritone Sax
Maurizio Brugnara: Hammond
Carlo Nardi: Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Percussions, Flute
Michele Bazzanella: Bass Guitar, Sound Effects (Vinyl Record Shaking)
Stefano Malchiodi: Drums, Percussions
Tracking Engineers: Carlo Nardi and Michele Bazzanella
Mixing Engineer: Carlo Nardi @ SoundMusicProduction
Mastering engineer: Doug Krebs @ Doug Krebs Mastering
Artwork: Chris Ball @ Cristopher Ball Design
Produced by Les Jeux Sont Funk
Label: Color Red Music