SPANKY WIL­SON & THE QUAN­TIC SOUL ORCHES­TRA

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - LISTINGS MUSIC - Jim Car­roll

Tri­pod, Dublin Sat 8pm ¤20 01-4780166

It’s the most tasty col­lab­o­ra­tion of the week. Spanky Wil­son (right) is the Philly-born soul-jazz bel­ter, prob­a­bly best known on the dance­floor for a rau­cous and much-remixed ver­sion of Cream’s Sun­shine of Your Love. Will Hol­land’s Quan­tic Soul Orches­tra are the torch-bear­ers when it comes to 21st cen­tury funk, a band of funk-soul brothers and sis­ters who re­ally have mas­tered the chops it takes to put on a wild show. Put them to­gether and you've got I’m Thank­ful, an album which com­bines Wil­son’s pipes and the Orches­tra’s big band grooves to of­ten daz­zling ef­fect. New-school funka­teer Hol­land re­ally does know his onions and he has be­come one of the most im­pres­sive play­ers in the game. Hol­land’s work­outs with Sharon Jones, Mr Scruff, the Breakestra and Char­lie Parker have all pro­duced gems, so this hook-up with Wil­son was al­ways set to con­tain as much sparkle as the Christ­mas lights.

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