15:45 The Link Quartet
Active since 1993, the Piacenza quartet has established itself internationally as a reference point for Hammond sound thanks to an explosive mix of funk, rock and soul interpreted in a unique, modern and original way.
The band, which has always supported an intense series of concerts around the world with its studio activities, has trodden prestigious stages such as the GO! Lleida '60 Festival in Spain, the 100 Club in London, the Our Way of Thinking in Chicago, the Au-go-go Club in Los Angeles, the Sziget Festival in Budapest, the Hammond Explosion in Paris, sharing the stage with groups such as Manu Chao, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, James Taylor Quartet, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Downliners Sect, Chocolate Watch Band and Bonniwell Music Machine.
The collaboration with prestigious labels such as Acid Jazz (UK), Record Kicks (ITA), Hammondbeat (USA), Soundflat (GER), P-Vine (JPN), Pirata Area (ITA) and many others has allowed the Link Quartet to work with numerous Italian and foreign artists, continually reinventing their sound, with an eye turned to the future and one closely anchored to the long and prestigious tradition of the Hammond organ.
After the promotional tour of the album "Minimal Animal" that brought the group around Europe again, the Link Quartet decided to celebrate its twenty-fifth birthday by recording its best songs live in the studio during an open three-day event to the public, held at the Tanzan Music recording studio.
The result is Secret Sessions, a new live album that brings together the best of the band's career and that restores all the energy and energy of the live performances to disk. From "Beat.it" to "Minimal Animal" through "Italian Playboys", "4", "Fast Girl & Sexy Cars" and "Four Easy Pieces", the group dusts off the classics of his career, offering the listener a new perspective on your sound.
The LP edition was released May 31, 2019 for the English Spinout Nuggets in a limited and numbered edition of 300 copies together with the digital edition for Tanzan Music and the videos recorded during the performances.
Paolo Apollo Negri: Hammond Organ
Renzo Bassi: Bass
Marco Murtas: Guitar
Andrea Corti: Drums
Silvia Molinari: Vocals