Contemporary Fusion Reviews weighs in on Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band

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Inimitably infectious jazz fun Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band – Conspiracy

Inimitably infectious jazz fun Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band

Inimitably infectious jazz fun Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band – CONSPIRACY:  WHAT a krew… Bobby Floyd, Hammond B3 Organ & Piano; Byron “Wookie” Landham, Drums; Dave Stryker, Guitar; Wally Minko, Fender Rhodes and Synthesizer; Rich Willey, Bass Trumpet & Trumpet; Mike Boone, 5-String Electric Bass; Dan Fornero, Trumpet & Flugelhorn; John Swana, Valve Trombone & EVI; Tom Evans, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Baritone Sax and David Mann, Tenor Sax & Soprano Sax pull out all the stops to bring you their inimitably infectious jazz – in a BIG way… to get your own up close & personal introduction from Rich, watch the trailer for the new album…

…while you’re there, be sure you SUBSCRIBE to Rich’s YouTube channel – I did it right away.

Wally’s Rhodes on the 7:05 “Blessed Are The Hip” is absolutely tasty, and I’ve no doubt jazz DJ’s around the world are going to pick this full-bodied and high-energy tune for regular rotations!

The title track, “Conspiracy“, is just LADEN with great horn work, and the rhythms will give jazz lovers that good ol’ “hip-shakin’” feeling… if you’re not dancing by the second bar, I’ll be mighty surprised… a real sense of “FUN” comes through in the band’s playing, too.

Since my orientation is towards raw and unadulterated energy, it was easy to choose the 5:31 “Adrenaline Rush” as my personal favorite of the eleven amazing tunes… this thing swings from the very first note, & will have you rockin’ the night away – the Hammond is KILLER!

I give Rich and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this most desirable jazz adventure… jazz just doesn’t get any better than this.  Get more information on Rich’s Boptism Music page for the release.                       Rotcod Zzaj

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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