Here at Stormy Mondays we believe in recycling, and with that in mind, this week we present Steve Kimock’s free live album, LIVE 2012, from last year, featuring his current band of Bernie Worell on keys, Wally Ingram on drums and Andy Hess on bass, a group greater than the sum of its already great parts.
The album is a fantastic document, with a monster version of Thing One and a tight One for Brother Mike; Hey Man, a newer tune; and a must hear, wickedly funky instrumental cover of Come Together > The Thrill Is Gone. Now that the group, which is billed simply as Steve Kimock, has been together for a year, they’ve also expanded into some different grooves than aren’t represented here, including a large dose of dub magic in the form of 54-46, Congo Man Chant > Get Up, Stand Up, and Banana Walk, along with the soaring leads and driving rhythms one would expect from any Kimock project.
The band is hitting the road for a short Northeast swing this week, followed by a fuller West Coast schedule in March. Steve has always been more than generous with free music, but this album is especially wonderful, something I continue to listen to regularly months and months after its release. Turn it up loud, and as always, enjoy!