MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO

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From the outskirts of Tokyo, from the most unknown prefecture in the country, comes the most exciting and brightest hopes in funk ever. The six-piece phenomenon, the nasty groove-making cats, the deep-dapping and history changing dogs call themselves the Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro. Well dressed, slick but playing some of the rawest and deepest funk that would shake anyone's booty, and add that with furious energy of a rock and roll band , and you have these amazing gentlemen. Playing around relentlessly across clubs of all sizes in Japan, as well as rocking a packed house at Fuji Rock Festival 2008 and countless festivals around the country, they have built a reputation as one of the finest funk units kicking it today.

Signed to the prestigious P-Vine label in Japan, they’ve also had a release through the highly regarded Jazzman label, as well as a release in Australia through Instrumental Recordings. Recently, they
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Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro
Funk Jazz 2008
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Uhuru Peak
Funk Jazz 2010
MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO Taking A Lesson From The Past album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Taking A Lesson From The Past
Funk Jazz 2012
MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO Perfect Times album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Perfect Times
Funk Jazz 2012

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MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO Perfect Times

Album · 2012 · Funk Jazz
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'Perfect Times' is pretty rocking funk jazz from Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro.

This, their fourth release, is the most 'full' sounding album to date. It features more guitar (or at least more layers), faster tempos and more aggression. Not to say the laid back funk has gone, or that everything is fast and furious, but on first listen the album is a departure from their swaggering funk.

Having said that, the more you spin it the more the familiar Motown and Meters influences come through - such as on 'Yesterday's Delight.' The rockier approach is showcased best perhaps on the charging 'Perfect Time' and elsewhere we have the more 'classic' Mountain Mocha sound, on tracks like 'The Preacher'.

My hands down favourite pair would have to be the almost joyous 'Watchin'' followed by the Curtis Mayfield inspired 'Mud City' - an almost brooding piece featuring piano and sythns, evoking space - until the triumphant chorus explodes.

Not my favourite from the group, because I felt like there was less soloing overall, and I missed that, but still, this is a really enjoyable album. Check it out if you're interested in funk jazz.

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