MANZEL “High And Tight” bâ€‹/â€‹w “Standing On Mars” (J-Zone on Drums) [audio]
My first demo from 1993 sampled Manzel’s “Midnight Theme,” so it’s full circle to play drums on their return to the scene. BEGINS SHIPPING AROUND JANUARY 2, 2018. If I can ship records out before then, I will and you will get a surprise in the mail. If not, please be patient. Between the USPS and shipping supply companies’ holiday schedules and the fact I’m getting the records from Fraternity means the shipping won’t be as quick as an Old Maid Release. After the New Year I’ll be able to resume a fairly normal shipping time. For more info, keep reading…
Fraternity Music Group Press Release:
Nearly 40 years after releasing two of the greatest funk 7-inches of all time, the breakbeat masterpieces “Space Funk” and “Midnight Theme,” the legendary Manzel is back on Fraternity Records with another sureshot double-sider. Originally comprised of Manzel Bush on keys, Larry Van Dyke on guitar and late Steve Garner on drums, the 2017 incarnation of the group adds powerhouse Jay Mumford, p.k.a. J-Zone, in the drum chair and is lean and funky as ever. “High And Tight” is a classic party jam, complete with chanted vocals and a couple drum breaks that establish the new man in the trio is no joke on the skins. “Standing On Mars” continues the favored space-related vibe of Manzel’s past releases, an uptempo jazzy instrumental dancefloor mover that simply cooks, with Manzel doing double duty on electric piano and organ.