Zigaboo Modeliste - New Life CD

Original Meters Drummer Zigaboo Modeliste Releases New Life CD. Album Provides a Rejuvenated Take on Classic FUNK New Orleans R&B.

Legendary drummer Zigaboo Modeliste releases his 4th solo album on his label JZM Records entitled New Life. With elements of rock, funk, and blues on a timeless R&B base, this record features the iconic drumming and celebratory songwriting style of Zigaboo and his hometown of New Orleans. It also incorporates the talents of several music icons including legendary arranger Wardell Quezerque, saxophonist Norbert Stachel, and trumpeter Mic Gillet of Tower of Power fame.

A key ingredient in the outstanding flavor of New Life is the musical rapport these truly skilled artists created with Zigaboo. Musicians from both New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area came together to create a fun, upbeat album that is a notable addition to the New Orleans musical tradition. Included in the star-studded lineup is guitarist Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers, Madeleine Peyroux), master percussionist Bill Summers (Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder), keyboardist Eamonn Flynn (The Commitments), and organist Joe Krown (Gatemouth Brown).

New Life, which is also the title of the lead single, offers musical reflection and healing for the everyday ups and downs we all face and a heavy dose of rejuvenating spirit. At the Mardi Gras elaborates on the epicenter of New Orleans musical culture, the Carnival heritage. Human Race is an inspiring message from Zigaboo that every man, woman, child of every nationality should be concerned with the human race as it is sacred. Zigaboo s songwriting talent is best featured on Holiday Kiss; which is destined to be a classic ballad for all seasons. Taken in full, this album reminds the listener of all that can be gained from a fresh outlook on life while enriching them in a spiritual way with grooves, soul, and funk purism. Check out New Life today for an earful of hope and happiness, Zigaboo-style!

Track list:
1. Les Bon Temps Roule listen
2. New Life listen
3. Human Race listen
4. Holiday Kiss listen
5. At the Mardi Gras listen
6. Ate Ball Waltz listen
7. Tough Nuts listen
8. Was Not Meant to Be listen
9. Keep on Groovin listen
10. Let It Go listen

Release date 05.03.2011