Since 2007 Joe Tatton has been the Organist of The New Mastersounds and has played on 7 studio albums with the quartet as well as performing with the likes of Maceo Parker and George Porter jr & Zigaboo Modeliste from The Meters. As well as performing and recording with The New Mastersounds he has also recorded 2 albums with The Haggis Horns, 1 with his own band "Rodina" and has supplied organ on the number one single "Put you records on" by Corinne a Bailey Rae. The Joe Tatton Trio comprises of Joe himself on piano with Sam Hobbs on drums and Neil Innes on double bass. Additional performances on the tunes come from The Sorcerer's Pete Williams and Submotion Orchestra's Danny Templeman on Percussion on "Bang Bang Boogaloo" and Chris Dawkins providing guitar & The Yorkshire Film & Television Orchestra's Steve Parry providing brass on "Sunday Shade".
Inspired by the soul jazz piano of Ramsey Lewis & Eddie Cano, "Bang Bang Boogaloo" is a Latin Jazz soul jazz in the style of Young Holt's "Whack Whack". Featuring driving unison figures from bass and piano laid over Congas and Timbales , this is a classic soul-jazz boogaloo aimed squarley at the dancefloor. The B-side "Sunday Shade" is an altogether more laid-back affair, with the percussion of the A-side replaced by cool Grant Greenesque guitar and soft brass laid on a mid-tempo groove from bass and drums.
Support comes from Craig Charles who played it on his BBC6 Music show in January as part of his "ones to watch in 2016" segment and will be playing it again at the time of release. Further support also comes from Snarky Puppy's Bill Laurence and Wah Wah 45s Dom Servini.Available from 25.03.2016