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Funk Factory

by Jim Manley

Released 2014
Released 2014
A high energy set of originals with trumpeter Jim Manley and a "horns in your face" attitude that is funkaliscious!
I grew up musically in the late 60's early 70's and loved all the horn bands of that era the fused jazz, rock and funk together
One very unique group that came from that era was CHASE - a pop-rock band with four trumpets
This was one exciting group led by fierce trumpeter Bill Chase who came from playing lead with one of the best big bands ever - Woody Herman - 60-65 herd
Bill and the bands career was cut short by a tragic plane crash at the age of 39 - the band Chase lives on
I thought it would be an interesting concept to take a CHASE-like trumpet section and combine it with a very funky rhythm section -
add some great guitar solos by Jeff Snider
and that is what "FUNK FACTORY" is all about

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