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The new Big Fun 3 project takes over where the first CD left off with new grooves and with new players. We call it Big Fun 3.2 to emphasize that this is not only the second album but also a new second version of the trio.The one constant is founder Bruce Cohen on Hammond Organ and mellotron. Joining Bruce are two new players Peter "Babe" Lucas on guitar and Tony Foster on drums to help realize his vision for this project. The improvisation is still there but with a more rock steady drum groove holding down the beat. Along with these scrapes and grooves which consist of a combination of live drums and loops is Babe's guitar sounding like Robert Fripp meets Pete Cosey with heavy sustained notes bringing some musical riffing to the new BF3. Bruce has always been an admirer of Miles Davis and this time he went for his 70's electric period for inspiration, along with some Larry Young organ fusion added to the mix. The production is harder, heavier than the first CD yet more melodic and musical at the same time. Sort of Bluenote meets Tony Willams Lifetime. It was a lot of Big Fun recording this latest incarnation.
Bruce is approaching Big Fun 3 as an on going continuous musical journey with rotating players depending on where the project is taking him. This new Big Fun 3 project has seven tracks of swinging and hard grooves, with fuzz guitar and heavy organ interplay flowing in and out like a battle between three like minded comrades in musical arms. Big Fun 3.2 indeed !
released May 14, 2013
All tracks written and produced by Bruce Cohen at Nu-Ance Studios. Miami, Florida
Cover Art by Dan Weihnacht