08/15/01

Sex Mob Does Bond

Sex Mob’s Sex Mob Does Bond, a compilation of classic James Bond movie tunes, will be released by Ropeadope Sept. 18. The album is sequenced like a Bond flick, with music for opening credits, acts 1 and 2, intermission and closing credits.

Sex Mob leader Steven Bernstein was right at home working with soundtrack tunes: He worked on the soundtracks to Get Shorty, Clay Pigeons and Kansas City. One of Bernstein’s own compositions, “Dr. Yes,” is included on the album, done up in the style of John Barry’s original Bond soundtracks.

The New York-based Sex Mob--trumpeter/arranger Bernstein, drummer Kenny Wollesen, altoist Briggan Krauss and bassist Tony Scherr--formed in 1995 as the house band for the Tap Bar and have since made a name for themselves as an alternative-jazz ensemble that covers nonjazz bands like Nirvana, the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones and James Brown.

Sex Mob Does Bond features the Sex Mob Soul Choir, guest keyboardist John Medeski and was produced by Scotty Hard (MMW, DJ Logic, Wu-Tang Clan).

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