The Nashville Session 2

The New Mastersounds – The Nashville Session 2

During a tour pitstop in June 2018 The New Mastersounds returned to Welcome To 1979 studios in Nashville, TN to record a follow-up to their 2016 live-in-studio album The Nashville Session. The band performed 15 tunes in front of a small invited audience, recorded them straight to tape using tasty vintage gear, and selected 8 favourites to go onto a vinyl LP, adding two more for the CD and digital releases.

Their live set was recorded and mixed directly onto ΒΌ” stereo tape reels on a hot summer evening in front of an invited studio audience, members of whom took turns either to watch in the live room or listen from the control room. The first Nashville Session album was organ-only, so to give this one a different flavour Joe Tatton played acoustic upright piano, a Fender Rhodes, a Wurlitzer and a Prophet 5 synthesizer.

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With no edits and no overdubs – just bass, drums, guitar and keyboards – both albums capture the band’s heavily-improvised and energetic approach to live performance yet share the same warm, naturally crunchy, analogue tape sound of the classic soul-jazz and funk recordings of the late 60s and early 70s which first inspired the band to start making music together nearly 20 years ago. The compositions presented here are all NMS originals.