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The Golden Switchback

by Redtenbacher's Funkestra

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The awesome illustrations of this CD package are designed by Neil J Hart. The photographs are by Rob Blackham from Blackham Images.

    A environmentally-friendly CD package.

    The disc tray is not made from clear plastic like most digipaks, but are made from recycled egg boxes and have a central cork stud to mount the disc on. The four page printed outer is also made from 100% recycled card stock with a slightly rougher texture than the standard digipaks.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Golden Switchback via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Shindig 68 04:04
Geezer Bop 03:51
Starring 03:36
Running Man 03:47


'The Golden Switchback' is the 1960s themed album that Stefan always wanted to write. Inspired by classic film music recordings by Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones and John Barry.

If Stefan's go-to recording studio would be big enough he would have recorded the trusty Funkestra rhythm section A listers with the 9 piece horn section at the same time. As it were, it was recorded in two sessions - one with the rhythm section and one with the piece horn section (3 trumpets, 3 saxes and 3 trombones). And it's all worth it - the Masterlink Studio has that Muscle Shoals 'magic' that Stefan loves so much.

Stefan would love (read L-O-V-E) to perform this music with this 20 piece orchestra on a stage or festival near you!


released August 9, 2021


Stefan Redtenbacher - bass, guitar, alto glockenspiel
Mike Sturgis - drums
Karl Vanden Bossche - percussion
Ross Stanley - Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, Hohner Clavinet D6
Mike Outram - guitar, Fender VI
Sid Gauld - trumpet
Paul Jordanous - trumpet
Tom Gardner - trumpet
Andreas See - saxophone (tenor, alto)
Piers Green - saxophone (tenor, alto)
Paul Silver - saxophone (baritone)
Tom White - trombone (tenor)
Nick Mills - trombone (tenor)
Herman Mayr - trombone (bass)


Andrew Michael Ross - flute, alto flute (3, 5, 8)
Rich Milner - Harpsichord (8), Wurlitzer, Clavinet (9)


Produced, written and arranged by Stefan Redtenbacher
Special thanks to Paul Jordanous to check over horn arrangements
Recorded by James Welch at Masterlink Productions
Mixed and mastered by Alex Rizzo
Executive producer Elliot Ireland
Artwork by Neil J Hart
Photos by Rob Blackham
Under exclusive license of Pedigree Cuts (UPM) PEDF127


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Redtenbacher's Funkestra London, UK

Austrian-bred bassist and funk fiend Stefan Redtenbacher is an anomaly, anachronism and a defiant demolisher of the pigeon- hole. Currently based in London, Stefan and his band Redtenbacher’s Funkestra deliver “out-and-out spectacular funk” (Snowboy) or, as UK Bass Guitar Magazine put it, “a near perfect slice of jazz-funk from one of Europe’s great players.” ... more


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