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Album Picks: Flyjack – Pan Am

Flyjack latest release Pan Am its latest and most ambitious album to date, featuring 8 instrumental originals and a cover of soul-jazz classic Dig On It, by Jimmy McGriff. The album was recorded while the band was on hiatus during the Covid pandemic. Pan Am marks the beginning of Flyjack's label affiliation with Austin/UK independent Big Indie Records.

The loose theme of the album all kind of started from a tune we were working on in practice which Buck had written the primary arrangement for which ended up becoming ‘Mondo Bondage’ on ‘Pan Am’. I had initially dubbed the song ‘Bond Villain’ and a bit of a desire to write songs with a more vintage sound and almost movie soundtrack vibe started to blossom. Even the title track ‘Pan Am’ is meant to invoke that nostalgic ‘60’s feeling of drinking martinis, dressed to the nines, while jet-setting across the globe and I think the music on the album really takes you on that journey, says percussionist John Voss

 

Listen to Flyjack new album, Pan Am:

 

Personnel:

Buck McKinney - guitar/vox
Brad Bradburn - bass/vox
David Hunter Thacker- keys
John Voss -percussion
Jose Guitierrez - drums/vox
Mike Shields - trumpet
Paulo Santos - sax
William Wright - trombone

 

 

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Ice Storm
2. Firestone
3. Delta 8
4. Can't Catch Me
5. Dig On It
6. Mondo Bondage
7. Pan Am
8. Funk Souldier
9. Astral Strut

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