Performing on this album are Daniel Watson (drums), Devin Collins (drums and electronic percussion), Steve Anthony Belvilus (drums on “Morning Star”), Nicholas Clark (electric bass and synth bass), Bryan Ladd (electric bass), Isamu McGregor (keyboards), Carter Arrington (guitar), Daniel Muniz (guitar), Akira Ishiguro (guitar), Matthew Muehling (guitar), Paul Deemer (trombone), and Brian Donohoe (saxophone, keyboard, drum loops, and additional guitar).
Progger’s members gleefully use EarthQuaker Devices pedals, ThreeLeafAudio pedals, Macsax saxophone mouthpieces, Nord keyboards,TRX cymbals, Rath trombones, Warburton brass mouthpieces, Fodera guitars, D’Addario/Evans accessories, Maelo drums, Mogami cables, Colossal cables, Nordstrand pickups, Mono cases, Moody Leather straps, Epifani amplifiers, and Aguilar amplifiers.
All pieces composed by Brian Donohoe (SESAC) except for “Oba-Bow” and “Choom,” composed by Matthew Muehling (SESAC).
All tracks recorded by Diko Shoturma and Nic Hard at Atlantic Sound Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
All tracks mixed by Matt Meli at Orb Studios, Austin, TX, except for “Adrenal Interlude” and “Sinister Postlude” which were mixed by Brian Donohoe.
All tracks mastered by Sam Minaie at Birdfood Studios, Queens, NY.
Produced by Brian Donohoe.
The beautiful album artwork is by Emilia Canas Mendes.
What began as a jam session in Austin has become a tri-coastal collection of unusually gifted musicians dedicated to making
uncompromising individualistic music. Nasty beats, pretty chords, haunting melodies, and spontaneous improvisation have earned Progger a global following....more
Yes indeed; New Orleans finest on top form!
Ever since Mr.Scott made such an impact with Marcus Miller's 'Tutu Revisited' project he has been on my radar. 'Christian a Tunde Adjuah' was a fine album but this is spectacular with Congo Square at its heart,I think...it has so many ideas and references that it is unclassifiable other than essential.
Miles Davis used to append the monogram 'New Directions In Music' to his Columbia albums...the same applies here.
The funk on this record gave me a bit of nostalgia for the band Lettuce, but with a harder jazz slant. Interwoven with soul and rnb. It's a real epic of an album. Featuring some tremendous musicians. Highly recommended, looking forward to what comes next. Mohan Thomas