Mads Tolling & The Mads Men – Playing The 60s

January 10, 2017 / No Comments / Tags: Colin Hogan, eric garland, Kalil Wilson, Kenny Washington, mads tolling, Sam Bevan, Spencer Day, stanley clarke,

(MadsMan Records)

Even though violinist Mads Tolling was born in the 1980s, his appreciation for the profound the cultural and musical contributions of the 1960 were the inspiration for his latest recording. Playing the 60s features songs that were part of the television, radio and film landscape of that decade. The eclectic set salutes the highly influential period with a collection of creatively arranged compositions by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, Morton Stevens and Ennio Morricone, among others. The Mads Men on this effort are a group of solid players, with Colin Hogan is on keys, Eric Garland on drums and Sam Bevan on bass. There are great vocal performances included here by Kenny Washington, Spencer Day and Kalil Wilson. Stanley Clarke is featured on bass on one track in this thoroughly entertaining production of these nicely re-imagined iconic tunes.

Click to listen to a clip of “Hawaii Five-O”:

Tracks: A Taste of Honey, Meet The Flintstones, Georgia on My Mind, My Girl, The Pink Panther, All Along The Watchtower, The Look of Love, Mercy Medley, Mission: Impossible, A Time For U, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Peter Gunn, Hawaii 5-0, Beautiful Savior .