After 15 years of writing, producing, and performing some of the most influential sounds in the Los Angeles underground funky soul scene, Miles “Music Man” Tackett is releasing his most personal, guitar-centric & soulful album yet The Fool Who Wonders, on June 24.
Miles Tackett is best known around the world as the creative mind behind Breakestra, a heavy funk soul-jazz project. After the first record, The Live Mix Pt.2, conceptually based on reproducing hip hop samples seamlessly in a live performance, Tackett quickly evolved to recording his own original compositions, releasing two more LPs: 2005’s Hit the Floor on Ubiquity, and Dusk Till Dawn released in 2010 on Strut Records.
Tackett’s musical reputation extends well beyond the underground clubs of Los Angeles. He has performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Macy Gray, Damien Marley & Nas, Blind Melon, B.B. King, Little Feat, and legendary soul singer Syl Johnson.
After years of focusing on Breakestra Tackett has finally taken some time to reflect, write new songs and return to his first love, the electric guitar. With an array of influences that draw from vintage soul, rhythm and blues, psychedelia, and blues/jazz influenced folk and rock, The Fool Who Wonders’ new vintage sounds bring Tackett's varied musical travels back to where it all began.
On The Fool Who Wonders, Tackett uses his talents as producer/engineer to keep it analog tape warm and dirty at his New Tilt Studio. The new single "Just What I Need", is the first recording to rise from Tackett's latest collection of songs which features him on vocals, guitar & keys. Also featured on the album is a soul reworking of a Byrds-era David Crosby song "Everybody's burned".
The Fool Who Wonders is available July 8th on Rootdown L.A. Records