Morfbeats Quartet - Adam's Mustache Loves Billy Martin
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posted 01 Dec 2018 by Krister Axel
The fare here is perfectly attenuated to fit the exact same jam as MSMW: a modern and punchy instrumental Memphis soul.

Morfbeats Quartet is the house band for a drum shop in Colorado that is obsessed with Billy Martin. Fair enough; I myself spent a good amount of time obsessing over John Medeski, so I can relate. The clavinet through a wah pedal and a Fender Reverb on this song will bring you back to that time you watched Medeski play a Monk riff with his elbows.

It is the layered and chaos-rich sound of a jazz party: the waves of virtuosic chutzpah, washing in and out of the pocket, delineated here with a Meters-style drum swing. In the throwback style of a band like Booker T and the MGs, and with a guitar flavor that feels directly reminiscent of John Scofield, the fare here is perfectly attenuated to fit the exact same jam as MSMW: a modern and punchy instrumental Memphis soul.

Morfbeats Quartet lays down the fire in Fort Collins, CO. This song is featured on our Instrumental playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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