Artist: Mark Lettieri
Album: Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2
Label: GroundUP Music
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
1. Red Dwarf (feat. Daric Bennett & Justin Stanton) (4:44)
2. Magnetar (feat. Adam Deitch & Shaun Martin) (4:36)
3. Pulsar (feat. Robert Sput Searight) (4:10)
4. Tidal Tail (4:21)
5. Voyager One (feat. Nate Smith & Bobby Sparks II) (5:54)
6. Star Catchers (feat. Steve Lukather, Jason “JT” Thomas, Wes Stephenson, Philip Lassiter & The Philthy Hornz) (5:37)
7. Blue Straggler (feat. Travis Toy) (3:33)
8. Nebulae (feat. TaRon Lockett, Frédéric Yonnet & Braylon Lacy) (5:02)
9. Supernova (feat. Keith Anderson) (6:01)
10. Sublight (2:42)
Well known for his tight, aggressively grooving brand of rhythm playing, whether in the service of the Grammy Award-winning band Snarky Puppy, the Fearless Flyers or on his six solo albums, guitarist Mark Lettieri has found the perfect algorithm for the funk.
Merging the influences of ’70s and ’80s rhythm and rock guitar icons like Prince and Eddie Van Halen, along with inspiration from George Clinton and P-Funk, Chuckii Booker, Periphery, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and others. This Fort Worth, Texas resident has been insinuating his razor-sharp licks into the consciousness of funkateers since joining Snarky Puppy in 2008. Created during the pandemic, ‘Deep: The Baritone Sessions Vol. 2’ is a triumph of ingenuity built upon Lettieri’s life-long love of funk and rock and showcases the breadth and depth of Lettieri’s nasty, low-end brand of funk.
The guitarist’s Fearless Flyers bandmate, drummer Nate Smith, is also onboard for this cavalcade of groove, along with Bobby Sparks, Justin Stanton and such guests as vocal sensation Jacob Collier, former Prince drummer TaRon Lockett, Rascal Flatts pedal steel guitarist Travis Toy, French harmonica ace Frédéric Yonnet, Lettuce and former John Scofield drummer Adam Deitch, Ghost-Note drummer Robert “Sput” Searight, Snarky Puppy keyboardist Shaun Martin, tenor saxophonist Keith Anderson, and special guest guitar soloist Steve Lukather.