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Funkasaurus Rex

Created by Saxophonist Joey Berkley in 2005, this exciting jazz-funk band combines ‘Rhythm ‘n Blues’ and ‘Funk’ with ‘Jazz’
When putting the band together, Joey called upon a group of colleagues, top players on the NY “music-scene” , to form this exciting jazz-funk band which injects “Jazz” sophistication with ‘Rhythm ‘n Blues’ and ‘Funk’ grooves. Great solos and ensemble work are always the band’s focus. Funkasaurus Rex features a dynamic 5-piece horn section sound along with a versatile rhythm section groove to create Jazz with power, precision and originality.

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”But, my, how these horns blow! Berkley's tenor sweetly reaches out for the spirit of Eddie Harris to counterpoint his arrangement of McCann's ”Samia.” “P.M.S.” (”Proud Mary Suite”?) opens in a slow big- band movement, then crashes through several wild moods (including a piano that plays “I Got Rhythm” then proceeds to tear that rhythm down) until you can barely see Fogerty's original left in the distance behind you. It all closes in a celebration of Berkley's “Mighty Love” for soul music that honors not only the sound of The Spinners but The Sound of Philadelphia, too

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I Hear Voices
I Hear Voices
Self Produced
2011
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