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Incognito- new to me!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by chaosMK, Nov 7, 2012.


  1. chaosMK

    chaosMK Supporting Member

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Disclosures:
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    These guys are great. Solid, fun live show... drummer and bassist are great. I like the bassists musical judgement and execution. Never heard of them until I found them mentioned in a Craigslist ad (granted, I mainly listen to modern metal).

     
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    I love Incognito, heck I love acid jazz... check out the Brand New Heavies, since you've obviously heard of Jamiroquai. I only heard of Incognito last year myself.
     
  3. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Man, you should hear them with their old bassist - Randy Hope-Taylor!
     
  4. chaosMK

    chaosMK Supporting Member

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Disclosures:
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I am digging the Brand New Heavies. I like this sound overall... a little retro and jazzy.
     
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  6. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Check out Corduroy's first album, "Dad Man Cat" - some really nice bass playing on that.
     
  7. MixBass

    MixBass

    Feb 23, 2006
    L.A. Harbor
    Disclosures:
    Co-founder. GrabAxe
    Incognito is a lesson in groovin and lockin down. I find it similar to the old Bernard Edwards/Chic thing as far as bass groove/discipline goes. I haven't kept up with the last few discs but the older stuff was goin to school.
     
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Do a youtube search. There is a full length anniversary concert that has almost everyone who's ever been in the band. Check it out if you can.
     
  9. Fretless1!

    Fretless1!

    Feb 19, 2007
    Incognito = The BOMB! :)
     
  10. Spino

    Spino

    May 21, 2006
    Germany
    Randy Hope Taylor...one of the best EVER .
     
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  11. +1

    My all time favorite is their first album. Only 3 vocal tracks, the rest is instrumental, some of the best bass grooves I've ever heard.
    The band seems to be kinda unknown in the US, I'm surprised some say they only heard of them recently.
    Shame RHT doesn't do much these days.
     
  12. Spino

    Spino

    May 21, 2006
    Germany
    I saw him last Christmas playing with a bunch of musicians in a small club in the center of London ...had to look twice ,he can still do it from what I heard.
     
  13. Alex J

    Alex J

    Jul 5, 2011
    Sheffield
    The bass on the first album is actually by Paul 'Tubbs' Williams, an absolute monster. He was like 19 or something at the time as well.

    Incognito - Sunburn (1981)
     
  14. My bad, I meant "Tribes, Vibes, Scribes" with RHT (incl. "Colibri", "Change" & "I love what you do for me").
    For some reason I was under the impression it was their first album.
    Anyway, great stuff.
     
  15. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Then there is 'Inside life' with Randy as well.
    I think that's the second one. No?
     
  16. This ^^^^^^
     
  17. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    There are more really good players involved though, that I think deserve a mention...Julian Crampton being one of them.:)
     
  18. I'm a fan.... I don't know who really played what or when, since they appear to have had a long list of changing personnel, but I usually dig it. I tend like the instrumental, more jazzy tracks in the catalog.

    I got into them from hearing a couple of tunes on the Weather Channel, of all things.
     
  19. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    + 1000...this guy is amazing.
     
  20. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy

    Aug 26, 2008
    I like their last two albums. Their song Lowdown has Stuart Zender on bass
     
  21. bearhart74

    bearhart74

    Feb 26, 2009
    If you can find it you should also check out "Jazz in the present tense" by Solsonics

    Other worth listening is Galliano, The New Matersounds, and Quantic