‘live’ disc recorded at Boulder, CO’s Mountain
Sun Brewery, Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom masterfully explores
the vintage sounds of a killer tight B-3 organ trio with a big
twist of the new soul-funky-groove vibe that is proving to be
irresistible among those in the know.
from college students to traditional blues and jazz fans are
testifying to the electric raw power of a ‘live’
RLWK jam. A hip sound that is capable of “blending jazz,
blues, hip-hop, Latin and even gospel music in ways that blow
apart the stylistic boxes imposed upon music in America today”
(Ken Franckling - UPI).
seminal explosive grooves can be heard at any of his 200+ tour
dates a year all across the US and have been captured previously
on three highly acclaimed Cds, including ‘Zim
Zam Zoom’ (**** Downbeat), ‘B-3
Blues & Grooves’ ( **** ½ All Music Guide)
and ‘GreaZe is What’s Good’
This Cd was
originally recorded on a Sony Walkman cassette recorder by our
fine guitarist John Trama. While being extensively taped by
many 'tapers' with sophisticated recording devices on tour,
we felt this tape best represented the real true 'on stage'
feel of RLWK. One stereo mic was placed on top of the Hammond.
There were no monitors, no PA, just us and our instruments jamming
in a cozy hip club. The Mountain Sun Brewery was the first club
we played in Boulder CO the year before and a bunch of our friends
and fans packed us out again and made us feel right at home
recording was not a planned recording session and developed organically as the
night grew. All the songs are stretched out, with extended solos and totally spontaneous
arrangements. We even had a former 'Fat Mama' band mate of drummer Joe Russo,
Moogologist Eric Deustch sit in for some serious wildness on 'Confusions'. As
you can hear for yourself we all had a ball and wanted to share this music with
all of you.
Hammond organ, organ bass & leader / John Trama, guitar
& wah wah guitar / Joe Russo, Drums & percussion / Eric
Deustch (special guest), Moog synthesizer on Confusions