In 1997 some of London’s funkiest musicians met up to record these tracks under the name The Bobby Blackston Band. Just after the mixing sessions ended, the tapes went missing while in transit to the USA, and were undiscovered for almost 10 years. They mysteriously appeared in a New York City basement in 2005 and are now available as the album Elevations.
“The Bobby Blackston Band” comprises some of Londons finest musicians including drummers Chris Taylor (Roachford), Crispin Taylor (Galliano, Push), and Walfredo Reyes jr. (Santana, Joe Sample) plus horn players Iain Dixon (Mike Walker), Jacko Peake (Push, Paul Weller), Gerard Presencer (US3, Herbie Hancock), Chris Margery (Incognito) Gary Brown (Airto), and Mike McEvoy (Soul2Soul, Steve Winwood).
These musicians got together in the summer of 1997 to record the compositions, but soon after the mixing sessions were completed, the tapes went missing while in transit to the USA. They were left undiscovered for almost 10 years until they mysteriously reappeared in a New York City basement and are now available on the album ‘Elevations’.