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El Musico

by Jeff Babko

Babko delivers a new album of instrumentals with the supergroup of Abe Rounds, drums; Kaveh Rastegar, bass; Tim Young, gtr; Artyom Manukyan, cello, with synth drenched tracks from his own studio. Mixed by Justin Stanley (Beck, Nikka Costa) 180 gram vinyl.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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Album Notes
"El Musico"- 180 gram vinyl
A Gearbox Master/pressing

Jeff Babko- keys, programming
Kaveh Rastegar- bass
Abe Rounds- drums
Tim Young- guitar
Artyom Manukyan- cello
Justin Stanley- engineer, add'l drums & sounds

Jeff Babko has a small slew of solo albums out in various corners of instrumental, jazz and experimental fields, as well as original group recordings (Band Of Other Brothers w/ Will Lee, Nir Felder, Keith Carlock, Jeff Coffin; Mondo Trio w/ Vinnie Colaiuta; Crow Nuts w/ Tim Lefebvre & Louis Cole). Babko makes his living as a sideman, for 16 years in the house band at Jimmy Kimmel Live, and also with Steve Martin/Martin Short (Babko is featured on their Netflix special from 2018). He's also been heard with Frank Ocean ("Channel Orange"), Sheryl Crow, Mark Guiliana's Beat Music and on movie scores like "Superbad," "Deadpool 2", "Toy Story 4" and "The 40 Year Old Virgin."
EL MUSICO is a collection that just "spilled out" as Babko puts it and "felt like it deserved to be recorded and then released for others to hear." So here is El Musico, which bravely marches into territories that could be lost Police B-sides, themes to 80's legal dramas, Charlie Haden homages and whatever else Babko felt and his musical comrades produced.
This beautiful 180 gram vinyl was beautifully mastered in the UK by Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Recording through an original 1960's Studer tube tape machine and tube mastering EQ originally at Decca Studios, and the master discs come from a 1967 Scully lathe, for a piece of wax that is pure art.



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