Nils Landgren – Funk Unit
Paint it Blue
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Swedish-born trombonist Nils Landgren has dedicated his third CD, Paint It Blue, to the soul of Cannonball Adderley – one of the greatest artists in music ever. Working with his funk Unit band, featuring special guests Bernard Purdie on drums and the Brecker Brothers, Nils truly “gets down” on tracks like “Why Am I Treated So Bad”, Nat Adderley’s “Inside Straight”, a rap track that sounds like GURU meets Joe Zawinul, two heaping servings of the earthy stuff in “Mother Fonk” and “Primitivo”, a loving piano/trombone tribute to Cannon’s spirit titled “Julian” and, of course, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.” Demonstrating a sincere and keenly developed feel for funk and the blues, Landgren touches you in a very pure place on this tribute to the late, legendary alto saxophonist and adversity scaler”. (Urban Network Magazine)

The Funk Unit
Nils Landgren – tb, tp
Per “Ruskträsk” Johansson – sax
Henrik Janson – git
Esbjörn Svensson – keys
Magnum Coltrane Price – vocals, synth
Lars Danielsson – fender bass

Bernard Purdie – dr
Michael Brecker – ts
Randy Brecker – tp
Airto Moreira – perc
Till Brönner – tp
Marcio Doctor – perc
Steffen Schorn – bcl

Track list:
01 Walk Tall (Nat Adderley)
02 You Dig (Landgren/Janson/Price)
03 Why Am I Treated So Bad (R. Staples)
04 Brother Nat (Nils Landgren)
05Inside Straight (Nat Adderley)
06 Cannonball (Landgren/Svensson)
07 Mercy Mercy Mercy (Joe Zawinul)
08 Mother Fonk (Landgren)
09 Primitivo (Julian Adderley)
10 After The Party (Landgren)
11 Love All, Serve All (Landgren/Price)
12 Julian (Landgren)

Recorded at Peer Studios, Hamburg/Germany by Geoffrey Peacey in May 1996
Mixed at PUK Studios/Denmark by Charlie Jensen in July 1996
Produced by: Anselm Kluge and Nils Landgren
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch
(c) & (p) 1996 ACT Music+Vision GmbH & Co. KG
In the U.S. licensed to and distributed by BLUE JACKEL ENTERTAINMENT INC.