Funk Engine was formed in 2013 by a group of Sydney Conservatorium jazz graduates.
Sonically, this new album Jazz Funk draws on the old-school funk of the 70s but with modern production and arrangements inspired by American funk legends, Lettuce, who brought the genre into the modern era.
This new 2020 recording sees the band move into exciting new territory with bassist and composer Siebe Pogson debuting as MC and lyric writer.
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Sydney-based jazz-funk group Funk Engine was formed in 2013 by Sydney Conservatorium jazz graduates led by bassist and composer Siebe Pogson.
“It's hard not to like this very hip album. A new generation of young musicians, mostly graduates from the Sydney Conservatorium, have rediscovered jazz-funk, an idiom that ran out of puff in the mid-1980s, making it sound fresh and contemporary again. Funk Engine's third album has eight compositions by electric bassist Siebe Pogson, who anchors a tight rhythm section. Pogson's compositions reveal a deep knowledge of the idiom, and his immaculate bass playing, beautifully recorded, is at exactly the right level in the sound balance. The various time-feels basic to jazz-funk are given a solid workout, resulting in an album that is danceable and highly listenable as well.” ★★★★
— Eric Myers, The Australian
Siebe Pogson is a multi-instrumentalist and composer and leader of the group Funk Engine.
Where to buy
- List price
- $15.00 AUD
- Release date
- April 2020
- © 2020 Funk Engine
- ℗ 2020 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 601
- EAN 9314574060126