We’ve had The Herbaliser, this time The Herbaliser Band. Lovely bit of electronic, hip hop funkiness allied to a big band sound.


Session One is an album released by The Herbaliser Band on 26 May 2000. While the band had been together since the mid 1990s, contributing to and promoting Herbaliser’s largely electronically produced albums, this was the first and to date the only studio album recorded with a live band. It was also the only album released under the group name The Herbaliser Band until Session Two appeared out of the blue in 2008.


Each track on Session One is a live band representation of a track from the first three Herbaliser albums, Remedies, Blow Your Headphones and Very Mercenary. Most tracks are completely instrumental, and vocals are only present in sample form on two tracks (”Who’s the Realest?” and “The Sensual Woman”).


The Herbaliser Band were: Jake Wherry – Bass guitar, Ollie Teeba – Turntables, Mickey Moody – Drums, Kaidi Tatham – Keyboards, Ralph Lamb – Trumpet, flugelhorn, additional keyboards, Patrick Dawes – Percussion, Andy Ross – Piccolo, flute, baritone and tenor saxophone, Chris Bowden – Alto saxophone and Matt Coleman – Trombone.


The Herbaliser Band – Ginger Jumps The Fence


The Herbaliser Band – The Missing Suitcase


The Herbaliser Band – Forty Winks


~ by acidted on August 8, 2009.

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