ON NEW CD FROM GREEN TEA U.K.
Live at Elixir
This talented quartet - Great Britain's Green Tea (not to be confused with at least 3 ensembles in America going by that name) gives the world a CD, Live at the Elixir - a bar located at 162 Eversholt Street NW1 1BL London, United Kingdom - photos of the band from this nightspot gracing their collective Facebook page.
The 5 minute 29 second rendition of "Sunny" goes from a dancing keyboard solo by Andrey Novikov with a segue to the drummer, Gaetano di Giocomo, giving us 41 seconds of improvisation in the middle of Bobby Hebb's classic, from 3:16 to 3:57. Guitarist Jake Pashkin has style and passion, the sound from his axe reminiscent of Greg Howe's "Sunny" that has permeated YouTube.
According to the YouTube page: Green Tea is an instrumental 4 - piece band of professional musicians performing jazz - funk covers. "Sunny" is the name of a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".
Hebb wrote the song after 22 November 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub
Members: Andrey Novikov, keyboards
Jake Pashkin, guitar
Damien Langkamer, bass
Gaetano di Giacomo, drums
ARTICLE ON GREEN TEA bassist Damien Langkamer
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