Upon hearing ‘Still Listening’ you’ll probably think you’ve rediscovered a lost classic. You have not. You’ve discovered a NEW classic! Seattle based Lucky Brown (a pseudonym of musician, producer & band leader Joel Ricci) are very much of this time, & their rich and homemade sound is a result of some of the finest jazz & funk musicians being crammed into a log cabin, on an island in the middle of a lake, on the hottest day of the summer. Forced to jump into the lake between takes, the results are pretty outstanding.
Joel Ricci lays his distinctive vocals & trumpet over the laidback funk beats of Olli
Klomp, alongside some of the most talented and sought after musicians in the Pacific North West. The multi talented Delvon Lamarr plays organ, AND provides keyboard bass. He has played and toured with the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Budos Band and Lee Brothers. Other musicians on the track include members of the acclaimed ‘Polyrhythmics’ and ‘Rippin’ Chicken’.
Featuring the talented, San Francisco based Isaac ‘Izzy’ Weiser on electric bass, the
single’s B-side ‘Scatterbrain’, genttly brings you back from the hypnotic place that ‘Still
Listening’ took you. This slow-burning instrumental track features a greasy funk groove,
with percussive brass stabs on the choruses, incase you weren’t already convinced of how
tight a band you’re dealing with here.
Joel Ricci has released material under many different names, such as The Funk Revolution,
Crawdad Farmers, Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra and Western Union, as well as playing
with some of Seattle’s finest funk musicians in bands like The Polyrhythmics, Yogoman
Burning Band, to mention a few.