Redtenbacher's Funkestra / Cooker, The
Album: Cooker, The   Collection:General
Artist:Redtenbacher's Funkestra   Added:May 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-06-17 Pull Date: 2013-08-19
Week Ending: Aug 18 Aug 11 Aug 4 Jul 21 Jul 14 Jun 30 Jun 23
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 07, 2022: New World Disorder (rebroadcast from Jul 7, 2013)
Dragonfly (Featuring Michael B. Nelson)
4. Aug 17, 2013: Music Casserole
The Cooker (Featuring Lenny Pickett)
2. Jul 18, 2017: Waste FM
Triple X (Featuring The Hornheads)
5. Aug 04, 2013: New World Disorder
Bo & Rhino (Featuring Lenny Pickett)
3. Aug 28, 2013: Beach Blanket Bingo
Dragonfly (Featuring Michael B. Nelson)
6. Jul 28, 2013: New World Disorder
The Cooker (Featuring Lenny Pickett)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-06-12
Redtenbacher's Funkestra – The Cooker
Reviewed by Sadie O., 6/12/13
FUNK instrumentals (mostly of the second-line variety). Austrian-born bassist with a band of seasoned players, including horn sections from the UK and US, all based in London. Strictly feel-good stuff, nom nom nom!
1. 5:12 ***prolonged farfisa and horns intro, then midtempo funky strut with lots of horns and percussion.
2. 7:14 ****wah wah guitar and slide whistle intro! Downtempo, lazy funk shuffle. Many solos and changes.
3. 5:04 ****makossa groove, blatty bass, a bit Blaxploitation-y, too. Cool!
4. 5:53 ****nice! Slow groovy, bass-heavy sashay*.
5. 4:36 ***bass-heavy and in your face, with complex tune, and some great horn sounds.
6. 7:17 ****boppy little percussion intro, then light and sweet – but still funky – midtempo wiggle. Completely mad sax solo!
7. 4:45 *****complex upbeat funky slop with lovely rubber bass, fine keyboard and horn ensemble work. Man, this is good!
8. 5:57 ***smooth and sleek (in the NICEST way) downtempo slither, builds.
9. 6:45 ***downtempo stroll.
10. 0:28 *what it says it is – a freeform drum intro to track 11.
11. 4:50 ***follows from track 10, and takes another 50 seconds to roll into a very upbeat uptempo funky bopper.
12. 5:53 *VERY slow, smooth jazzy. Nice, with good horns and bass, but it’s putting me to sleep…
13. 0:57 ***midtempo 2nd line crawl riffing on you will NEVER guess what tune.
14. 6:45 ***downtempo lounge funk.
15. 5:13 *more slow, smooth jazzy. I guess with 1.3 hours of music, a little bit is gonna be duff…
16. 1:20 **another take on the classic, this one with jazz chord intro.
*if you don’t know the difference between a “strut”, a “shuffle” and a “sashay”, ask Byrd!

Track Listing
1. Crankmaster General (Featuring Eric Krasno)   9. Unsquare Blues
2. The Cooker (Featuring Lenny Pickett)   10. Triple X (Drum Intro)
3. Funky Barbarella   11. Triple X (Featuring The Hornheads)
4. The Oracle   12. One Afternoon In Tunisia
5. Tricknologists (Featuring Jim Hunt)   13. Happy Birthday (To Funky You)
6. Bo & Rhino (Featuring Lenny Pickett)   14. Unsquare Blues Alt (Featuring Christoph Wundrak)
7. Dragonfly (Featuring Michael B. Nelson)   15. One Afternoon In Tunisia Alt (Sax Edit)
8. The Whip   16. Happy Birthday (To Funky You) Alt (Horn Edit)