Out Now – Connie Price & The Keystones “Wildflowers” (Expanded Edition)

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“Connie Price and the Keystones are to be praised for their originality and brilliance.”
– Lalo Schifrin

Connie Price and the Keystones are the Los Angeles musical group whose 7” releases kickstarted the Now-Again label way back in 2002 – and whose Wildflowers album was the first full length release by a new band on the label. Way back then we called it “cinematic soul” and wouldn’t you know it – the originator of the style, Lalo Schifrin, himself agreed. Seriously. Read the quote above. It’s real.

Wildflowers contained contributions by the Heliocentrics’ producer/drummer Malcolm Catto and Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers/Karl Hector & The Malcouns founder/guitarist Jay Whitefield. Now that Now-Again is the home to the previous ensembles and more (artist albums by Seu Jorge, Chop, Fabiano do Nascimento and MRR-ADM have come out on the label), it seemed fitting to revisit where it all started, with an expanded version of the album that kickstarted it all.

Includes previously unreleased Malcolm Catto tracks – listen to “Hurricane Malcolm,” below – and tracks previously only available on out of print vinyl.

3 Responses to “Out Now – Connie Price & The Keystones “Wildflowers” (Expanded Edition)”

  1. I liked what heard.

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  2. […] Connie Price and the Keystones is a project led by guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Dan Ubick from Los Angeles, California who combine influences of Funk, Hip-Hop, and Soul music. Besides Ubick it has a revolving membership of top-notch musicians from the eclectic Funk scene. In 2016 they re-released their 2004 debut, Wildflowers, as an extended album — 19 tracks of dope instrumental Funk. My favorite is “The Buzzard” for its quirky Funk flavor — boom-bap drumming, groovy guitars, brilliant bass line, moody horns & organ…and then a little somethin’ special reminiscent of the Sanford Son Theme Song. […]

  3. […] Mighty Mocambos and Connie Price & The Keystones each give us some percussion heavy Funk — with a little special […]

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