October 2016: Natural Child and “Live-Evil”September 19, 2016
For our twelfth month…something a little different.
Unlike previous months of individual artists presenting their favorite records, this month we have an entire band rallied around one record.
The Nashville rock ‘n’ roll trio Natural Child take the reins for October with a group dialog spotlighting Miles Davis’ 1971 Live-Evil, an album featuring both live and studio performances of early “electric Miles” featuring one of Davis’ best band of musicians which included John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz, Jack DeJohnette, and Brazilian percussionist Airto.
“Thirty-five years ago, a series of small audiences witnessed history being made, and probably had their collective socks knocked off.” – Jazz Times
When you think of Natural Child, you probably don’t immediately think Miles Davis. And vice-versa. But it just goes to show that influences aren’t always cut and dry. They go well beyond genres and personal tastes. Records bring people together and the discussion between Zack, Wes and Seth illustrates this perfectly.
In the box:
- Double LP 180 gram gatefold of Live-Evil
- Booklet of transcribed discussion featuring the members of Natural Child discussing the record
- Add-on Natural Child’s newest, Okey Dokey, to your box
- Little Church
- Medley: Gemini / Double Image
- What I Say
- Nem Um Talvez
- Funky Tonk
- Inamorata And Narration By Conrad Roberts
About Natural Child
Okey Dokey is the latest full-length from Nashville, TN’s Natural Child. The band’s first new music in two years is also the debut release on their new label, Natural Child Records and Tapes. Natural Child started recording the album in Memphis and completed it in Chicago, where they worked alongside Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas)
Let’s get a few things about Natural Child out of the way: they’re not retro, not the bastard sons of Lynyrd Skynyrd or ZZ Top, not barnstormers or foot stompers or country-fried bumpkins sharing their latest “stew.” To some they are saviors, to others they’re the soundtrack to countless substance- fueled nights. To themselves, they’re a rock ‘n’ roll band, chugging along, in every sense of the word.
With Okey Dokey, Natural Child says come on in – give us your tired, your weak, your poor; give us your rockers and rollers and grimy punks and suburban cowboys. Get down how you wanna get down.
Natural Child is:
Zack Martin – Drums
Wes Traylor – Bass, Vocals
Seth Murray – Guitars, Vocals
Benny Divine – Keyboards