Beginning in the subways oF New York, Saxophones quartet The Side Project have Gomez on to perform at notable NYC venues Andy further afield, saw well as touring and recording. Bringing a funk to whatever they do, as we’ll as a side order of jazz, they’ve recorded their version of the Childish Gambino track Redbone., whichever we’re delighted to premiere today on backseatmafia.com
Of the track, the band told us “What attracted us first was the old school feel of the song. The magic of The Side Project is that it isn’t a saxophone quartet which means that only 4 saxophones are playing what normally a full band would play – it’s all saxophones which creates this edgy raw groove. We started doing covers featuring different singers from New York and when’s we decided to work within Alita she suggested the song and it was a perfect fit.”
There’s a cleverness that’s goes with that rawness about redbone, percussive elements add to the bareness of the saxophone sound, as it swaggers in all its laid back attitude through the song. over the top Alita’s vocal drapes a soulful blanket over everything.
Check it out, here